After graduating high
school, Nathan ventured east over the Cascade
Mountain Range to the Kittitas Valley to try to expand
his knowledge and begin his career path.
During this time, he studied at Central
Washington University and like many young
students do, discovered a beautiful, trout
stream flowing directly through the town of
appropriated the necessary fly fishing gear and
steadily became intrinched in the sport.
The distractions of a "Blue Ribbon" trout stream
were a constant trial of his restrain, however
after four years, Nathan aquired his bacholer
degree from the universary in Enviromental
Studies. He is hoping one day, to work in
outdoor law enforecement in Washington State.
Nathan formed a love for fly fishing and began to
learn the true intricacies that the sport
requires of someone who is wanting to participates, improve and accelerate at the sport.
Patience, understanding of the fish and the
responsibilities of being in the outdoors is
what is instilled in a young person, when their
introductions to fishing are first experienced.
It embeds in a person and most of us find a true
connection to what is ingrained in our DNA from
eons ago. It's that derivative in our
blood that forms and the need to on a river is a
constant pulling at our identity.
During that time, Nathan
learned by trail and error, just like many do
and he quickly formed a love a fair with the
Yakima River. He honed his guiding skills by
teaching many of the his former students and
friends, the fine art of casting and catching
fish on flies. They seem to be the perfect
guinea pigs for a young and up-and-coming fly
fishing guide at the Worley Bugger. Here,
he honed his skills needed for a career in
guiding and introduced many new young people to
the beautiful sport of fly fishing.
Nathan joined the prostaff at Worley Bugger Fly Co. in 2015 and began just like all of our new staff members do, working the brick and mortar fly fishing pro shop. Here, each staff member learns the
foundation and the principles of the WBFC mission statement. After showing interest in become a
member of the guiding staff, Nathan began the rigors of this intensive training program that all new members of the guiding staff must complete. This assures us as Professional Fly Fishing guides that our customers are
spending the day with a qualified insturctor, guide and oarsmen. It is an absolute requirement of any new staff member. This training is done over an extensive amount of the season and is overseen by the senior
staff members of WBFC. In 2016, Nathan completed the guide training program and began his rookie career, showing clients the famous waters of the Yakima River.
Nathan is a fine young
man full of energy and passion for fly fishing.
He excells in helping other succed and enjoys
teaching others the beauty of flyfishing. Nathan is now in his 3rd season of guiding trout on the Yakima River. He has also expanded his fly fishing knowledge and guiding skills to begin a showing cleintele the art
of catching Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass on a fly. A typcial progression for the young students of WBFC.