Certified Fly Casting Instructor

Can catch up, while catching them all!

“I am a catcher first, because fishing is a lot more fun when you are catching fish! But I am a teacher and I love sharing little snippets of information about reading water, fly selection, casting technique, and more, all day long.”

“There ain’t but one time to go fishin’

and that’s whenever you can.”

~Diron Talbert

Tamela grew up in Oxford Mississippi, the land of Faulkner, and studied Math and Electrical Engineering at Ole Miss and later Horticulture in New Orleans. After a trip to visit her little brother in Last Chance, Idaho on the Henry’s Fork she was hooked on the Gem State.

Her earliest memories of fishing in the south involved less conventional methods of catching fish, like using wonder bread, cheese balls, and corn as bait. These days, you can find Tamela fishing with big bugs, her favorite, or relaxing with a glass of wine by the river after a long day of fishing on her own or with guests.

Guiding Style

Catcher & Teacher

Fun Facts about Tamela

  • Tamela is currently raising two self-proclaimed “wild” boys
  • She both skis and snowboards
  • She has a green thumb and loves to grow things and cook delicious food
  • She is passionate about supporting people following their dreams
What folks say about fishing with Tamela

Tami was a delight to be with and quite knowledgeable about all aspects of a fly fishing experience. As you know, the fishing on the Salmon was still a bit tough given the high water, but she handled the access, picking of spots to cover, etc. very well.


All 3 of us caught a fish, two novice fishermen and one experienced. The Salmon River was too high to float or wade but Tamela found some spots for us to fish from the bank and go in up to our knees. She was very helpful in providing guidance.