He will surely will be bugging the fish, with all the right fly’s!

“My favorite hatch is the Brown Drake hatch on Silver Creek. It was the first I had ever experienced and it was unlike anything I’d ever seen. I didn’t realize being engulfed in a swarm of bugs could be so much fun. Pulling big brown out at dusk with the mountains in tow feels like magic.”

Joey grew up here in the Wood River Valley where his early years were spent jumping in Warm Springs creek behind his house, snorkeling with the fish, and skating on his backyard ice rink every winter. In high school, Joey moved to Connecticut to pursue hockey. It was there that Joey’s teacher showed him how to fly fish on the school pond and when he came home that summer,

he realized he had been surrounded by a fly fishing mecca his entire youth and he was hooked from then on. For the last eight years, Joey has been playing hockey professionally all over North America, Europe and the UK. During his off-season, Joey loves to be back in the Valley fishing on Silver Creek for big browns and throwing back the occasional schooner at Grumpy’s.

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Fun Facts about Joey

  • When Joey is not fishing or playing hockey, he loves doing anything outside: camping with friends, hiking, mountain biking, wake surfing, golfing or playing volleyball
  • To unwind, he plays the piano and enjoys making music
  • His favorite fly is the Purple Haze
  • His first fishing memory was when he was 7 years old and caught his first fish on a Donald Duck pole at Penny Lake
What folks say about fishing with Joey

The highlight of my trip with Joey was watching my son learn to cast, and helping him bring in his first fish!

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