Ryan Anderson will be giving away a float trip at the meeting!
David Oonk is a PhD student at the University of Colorado’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research studying how science influences the policy process around issues of energy production, environmental conservation and public health. More specifically, the research focuses on how citizens and communities can engage in ‘citizen science’ and how those efforts contribute to decision-making. He will speak for a short time about the Backcountry Limnology Project, a citizen science project.
Ryan Anderson has been guiding for 17 years, 2 seasons in Alaska as a fly out fly fishing guide and 15 seasons here on the North Platte. Ryan has fished all over the world but truly loves his home water in Wyoming.
He is a Casper native that grew up learning how to cast (in the wind) from his father and grandfather. He had a fly rod in his hand at the age of 5. By 12 he was Dennis the Menace but armed with a fly rod instead of a sling shot. The trout in the small mountain streams around Casper didn’t stand a chance against this little “trout punk”.
Now 35, Ryan is the owner of Wyoming Fly Fishing , Wyoming’s premier guide service. Ryan enjoys the outdoors, Loves to be on the river and can always have a good time. As he puts it “I am lucky because I have been able to combine my passion with my livelihood. I knew what I wanted to do from a very young age, I wanted to fly fish. Guiding someone into a big trout, and netting it, is the closest thing I’ve found to fishing myself. For me it has the same excitement, same adrenaline, everything. I love this Job!”
Someone asked Ryan once what he would be if he wasn’t a fly fishing guide and he said “screwed”.