A second addition to our guide staff for the 2022 season is Capt. Tyler Treece. Tyler is as fishy as they come, with a lifetime of angling experience in waters both warm and cold, fresh and salty. With over a decade of guiding experience in Greater Yellowstone, a strong work ethic, great professionalism, and an unmatched eagerness to learn, we think he will fit in really well with the rest of the Big Sky Anglers family.
Tyler grew up in Columbus, Ohio and started fishing at a very young age. His dad was in medical school at the time, logging long hours, and his mom discovered that the cheapest and best form of entertainment for her son was to buy a dozen worms for a dollar, break them into tiny pieces, and take him down to a lake to feed the bluegill and bass. In his own words, “I started throwing a fly rod because I couldn’t cast worms far enough under an overhanging bush on our farm pond to catch the pile of fish that lived underneath it. I remember one day when I was around 12 years old I met an excellent fly caster and a light came on in my head: Oh, that’s how it’s done! I ended up eventually guiding that man for years and he is one of my favorite people to share a boat with.”
Tyler began guiding anglers in 2005 while attending college and living in the Midwest, with trout, carp, bass, and Great Lakes steelhead as his main focus. After graduating, a buddy of his convinced him to head west and spend a summer on the Henry’s Fork. The rest, as they say, is history. Tyler fell in love with the river, the landscape, and many of the region’s other waters. He began guiding around Yellowstone Country in 2008 and is quick to tell anyone that he has been very fortunate to guide behind an unusual number of incredible fishing guides, most of whom are still in the area, and all of whom are considered “legends” in their own right. From these individuals and through countless hours on the water, Tyler learned the finer aspects of fly fishing for trout and became the guide he is today. While proficient and knowledgeable on waters throughout our region, Tyler prefers and specializes in spot and stalk, technical trout fishing, and the Henry’s Fork is where he can be found most of the summer.
In the “off season”, Tyler owns and operates Indian River Anglers, a charter business on Florida’s Space Coast. There, he can be found fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and several other of the specie in the Indian River and surrounding waters. He also enjoys bowhunting for deer and elk, but most of his off time these days is devoted to his wife, Emily, and their twin boys, trying to teach them everything great that everyone else has taught him.
guides make the difference
Top quality, but gentle instruction is the trademark of our focused and relaxed style of guiding. Big Sky Anglers employs some of the Rocky Mountains’ most patient and experienced guides to provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you’re a novice, expert, or somewhere in between, there is always something to learn from a day of guided fishing.