|A Cool Fall Day in Washington
|Born in Tacoma Washington in 1978 Todd began fishing at an early age. Trout fishing
the yearly low land lake opener teaching the other kids how to cast, rigging, and baiting hooks . Trout fishing led
him into a self proclaimed bass master by the age twelve.
By this time he had multiple water craft. A 12 ft. John boat, two man raft, and float tube.
He was able to fish nearly every weekend thanks to
family and friends who didn't mind learning a thing or two from a kid and being out fished.
During the early 90's Todd worked on a commercial fishing vessel out of Neah Bay Washington
trolling for Salmon and bottom fishing for Sea Bass, Cod, and Halibuts.
Todd was the youngest fisherman working gear full time. Hand lining 50lb. Salmon on single barbless hooks and reeling in halibut from 500ft
of water. Todd was One of Washington's youngest High Liners.
Commercial fishing went downhill, so river fishing with flies was the next new challenge for this hardcore angler.
In 1997 Todd Graduated and went to work as a Carpenter. A great Career for one who likes to travel and fish.
Todd the Carpenter might be found framing, siding, or installing cabinets when the weather makes rivers unfishable.
Visiting family in Wyoming Todd found his second home, Thermopolis. This second home lets Todd get away from
combat fishing and traffic jams six months a year to trout fish the major tail waters that keep Wyoming famous.
Todd Hallingstad is a Professional Angler, Fly Tier, Guide, and Host.
|Snake River Cutthroat - Wyoming
|Nice Top Water Steelhead - Washington
|Silver Salmon - Alaskan Peninsula
|Located 80 miles south east of Cody Wyoming
in the small town of Thermopolis Todd has been living and guiding for trophy trout for five years.
Todd is also an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The Wind River Reservation is located in
Wyoming and has great fishing possibilities. The Wind River Canyon is one such fishery that is
Wyoming's best kept secret. Large Brown trout and light fishing pressure keep this Canyon rewarding and peaceful.
Once the river leaves the reservation it becomes the Big Horn. The Wind River moutain range are the birthplace to the BH.
Not as Famous or as crowded as the Big Horn in Montana its a great destination to
experience unequalled fly fishing.
|Todd has been living and fishing in Washington for nearly all his life and
one of his greatest passions are Steelhead fly fishing.
Washington has some of the best steelhead fishing in the world.
The challenge of reading new water ( rivers that change) and timing of the run (reading the weather)
keep the fire burning.
Developing new flies and techniques for different water types and river conditions
take a special a type of person.
Todd has a HUGE collection of steelhead and salmon flies. More than your local fly shop. From the
classic hair wings to bead head nymphs. Todd has it all wets and dries. Must see and fish with to appreciate.
Sight fish or Swing flies with Nature's drift.
Todd has worked in Alaska guiding for Salmon and trout.
Don't let his age or good looks fool you. Fishing for 25 years this Guys seen it all.
From summers in Alaska to winters in Washington Todd knows how to catch fish but more importantly
Todd knows how to keep fishing Fun. Fishing with Todd you will always be surprised with the attention to detail.
Extremely Organized and enthusiastic about fly fishing Todd can help with the ins and outs.
The learning process that comes along with fishing is what makes it so rewarding.
Forget about the learning curve and the frustrations common to fly fishing.
Make your next trip a relaxing, rewarding, and peaceful day with Nature's Drift.
|Guided Fly Fishing
On the famous rivers of Washington and Wyoming
for Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout.
|Specializing in Multiple Day Trips
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