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Kris Maurer
Fighting a Dolly Varden
on Washington's Sauk
Kris is originally from Southern Missouri, where he learned to
fly fish on the spring fed rivers and tail-waters of the Ozarks.
While attending the University of Missouri - Columbia, Kris
spent an entire summer working and fishing in Yellowstone
National Park.  Kris is currently the Fishing Manger at an Orvis
company store in Sevierville, TN.  To date Kris has fly fished in
Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, New York, Nebraska, Texas
Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Florida.
Doug Moore
Playing a Brown Trout
on Montana's Madison
Clay Alders
Fighting a big
Cutthroat on the South
Fork of the Snake River
Originally from East Tennessee, Doug taught himself to fly
fish in the cold streams of the Great Smoky Mountains for wild
stream born Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout.  During his
college days he spent a brief stint as a fly fishing guide above
the Tellico River in Tennessee.  After college he began a
career in banking only to find that life from inside the "glass
box" didn't fit.  To date, Doug has fished in Tennessee, North
Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky,  Arkansas, Montana,
Idaho, Wyoming as well as Florida and Connecticut.  
Clay Aalders is a self-taught flyfisherman from Ohio.  He grew
up popping for Bass and Bluegill on his Uncle's farm pond, but
soon moved on to Steelheading on the tributaries of Lake Erie.  
After guiding for Steelhead in Pennsylvania and Ohio while in
Graduate School, Clay opted for the life of a Trout-bum over a
life in academia.  He and his wife Niki moved to Idaho where
he built Hyde Drift Boats, and later became a guide on the
South Fork of the Snake River.  Clay and Niki moved to
Knoxville in the fall of 2006.  Clay is currently the owner/guide of
Smoky Mountain Gillies an Orvis Endorsed Guide Service in
Tennessee. To date Clay has fished in Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Tennessee, as well as Kenya,
Venezuela, Alaska and Beleize.
Brett Romer has spent the past seven years foraging through
our beloved Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  He now
spends most of his time knee deep in one of our regional tail
waters.  Brett  distributes his time wetting lines and studying
stream entomology.  He later puts his studies to work
creating/tying new edible bugs for everyone to enjoy.  Brett is a
self-taught fly fisherman as well as a self-taught fly tier.  To date
Brett has fished in Georgia, North Caroline, Montana, Wyoming,
Florida, and Tennessee.
Brett Romer
Fighting a cutthroat
on the Lamar River