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Charles specializes in the trout and steelhead fisheries of the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies, and British Columbia. A passionate and experienced angler, he spent five years as a full-time trout and steelhead guide on Oregon’s Deschutes River before joining the Fly Water Team. Prior to his tenure on the Deschutes, Charles lived in Ashland, OR and fished the waters of Southern Oregon and Northern California extensively. Charles is an excellent fly tier, an extremely gifted spey caster and the best informed member of our staff on spey tackle and techniques. A University of Wyoming alumni, Charles also has a deep affection for and knowledge of the vast and varied trout fisheries of the Rockies and the American West. His overriding passion for the outdoors and wild places has lead him to guide white water, rock climbing, and fly fishing, row the Grand Canyon, backpack long sections of the Appalachian Trail, and kayak countless rivers from coast to coast.