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Arrick Swanson

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    West Yellowstone, United States

  • Activities

    Fishing, Fly Fishing

  • Languages

    English

Guide Bio

Arrick is the founder and owner of Arrick’s Fly Shop. He attained an outfitter licence (# 1604) in 1991 and established his business in 1993. Arrick always wanted to move to the West Yellowstone area because he believed that it was a perfect place for him to fish.

From a young age fishing was Arrick’s favourite hobby, and as he learned more about what fly fishing had to offer it became his life’s passion. In 1982, at the age of 16, Arrick started his own commercial fly fishing business where he ran operations from his parents’ home.

Upon completion of a biology degreeĀ at the University of New Mexico, Arrick relocated permanently to West Yellowstone. There he worked as a guide in the summer and tied flies in the winter. Arrick continued guiding for several years while he and his father ran Arrick’s Fly Shop. Both Arrick and his staff continue to tie flies for the shop today.

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