Eric Schmidt

My favorite time on the river is spent with people who are new to the sport, and being there when they catch that first fish on a fly rod. I enjoy the excitement and sense of accomplishment that it brings to them, this is why I am a Fly Fishing Guide.

Eric has educated fishermen and women on the Arkansas, South Platte, Blue, and Big Thompson rivers in Colorado, the White River in Missouri and Arkansas, and many lakes and ponds in the South Central Kansas area. Eric also has taken people into the backcountry for fly fishing high mountain lakes and streams.

Q & A

Hometown: Lacrosse Wisconsin

Places you’ve traveled: Rocky Mountain West, Great Plains, Michigan and Wisconsin, Canada, South America

Most memorable destination: Fly Fishing in Argentina

Favorite Book(s): Anything by John Geirach

Favorite meal after a long day of adventure: Burger and Beers

What ignited your passion for the outdoors? Fishing the rivers and lakes in Wisconsin

Advice for beginners? Don’t try to know everything right away, learning through experience is half the fun.

What do you love about guiding? Sharing in the new experiences that clients have, especially the first fish on a fly rod.