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At a young age Gord’s father asked him what we wanted to do when he grew up. It was quite simple to Gord and he responded with “I just want to own and operate a fishing lodge”. Gord’s addiction to the sport of fishing started while growing up in Northern Alberta as he was surrounded by excellent lakes and rivers that provided Northern Pike, Walley, Perch, Whitefish and native Athabasca strain Rainbow Trout.
Never forgetting his dream Gord seized the opportunity and in 1995, opened Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company in Fernie, British Columbia. And after 13 years, the adventure and excitement of owning and operating a successful, thriving fly-fishing business continues each day.
Gord’s passion for fly tying took him to the sunshine of Mexico in 2001 where he operated a small fly tying business. During the winters in Mexico, Gord pursued Salt Water Fly Fishing with many excellent adventures.
To this day, Gord always wonders what great pools are just around the next corner.