Dave grew up in Western Washington where he learned to fly fish on the streams and rivers of the North Cascades. He moved to Montana in 1990 after an “I’m not going to make it” moment in his short lived music career in Seattle. A fly-fisherman at heart, Dave started guiding and commercial fly tying after his early retirement from the music industry in 1994. In 2006, he was a founding partner of Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston, which he managed until it sold in 2011. During that time Dave also guided for Sweetwater Travel Co. and served on the board of directors for the Joe Brooks chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Dave now owns and operates Mangrove Mountain, LLC which offers guided fly fishing trips in Montana as well as hosted bonefishing and blue water trips to the Bahamas. Dave has been fishing the flats of Acklins every year since 2007. In his free time Dave prefers to be knee deep in bird grass with his dog Agnes, wandering bonefish flats or floating the Yellowstone with his two sons.
Fedel is ABC’s head guide. An Acklins native, Fedel has been fishing the waters around Acklins since he was 12 and still loves every minute of it. Fedel is an accomplished fly angler and an outstanding guide who has been guiding the flats of Acklins for 18 years. Anyone who has had the pleasure to fish with Fedel will tell you he is a knowledgeable, patient guide who is passionate about the sport. When not guiding the flats of Acklins Fedel spends his off season in New Mexico with his wife Erika.