I wanted to take some time and talk about our friend Casey and his new site. Casey has been a friend of J&M Flies for some time. Although we have never met, Casey and I have often talked on the phone and via Facebook private message. Casey was instrumental in getting our flies into Swede's Fly Shop. Recently, Casey did what many of us only dream of doing. Casey quit his full time, high-powered corporate job to pursue a career in the fly fishing industry and, along with some friends, started Backcountry Fly Bums.
According to Casey and the website, Backcountry Fly Bums covers "Fly fishing remote waters in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and British Columbia." For me, not only is quitting my job to be a guide/full time commercial tier something I have often contemplated doing, but remote fishing is something I would love to do. Big name streams and rivers often get a lot of pressure. Sometimes the best fishing and scenery can be found off the beaten path. Backcountry Fly Bums offers a wide variety of services from half and full day guiding to custom fly tying to instruction both on the water and at the vise.
Backcountry Fly Bums can be found on the web here or on Facebook here. I would also like to point out that Backcountry Fly Bums is currently running contests over their Facebook page so make sure you get in on the action!