Hugh Pastoriza (Co-Owner)
Fishing with flies in the West has turned out to be just the beginning for Hugh, and before the expansion of his lineage, he managed to fish about 100+ days each year on both the wonderful home waters of Washington state, as well as Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Opening Creekside with business partner and angling mentor Peter Corbett accelerated Hugh's passion for Fly Fishing. His fondest angling memories are mostly from warmer, shallower waters in Belize and the Bahamas, but Hugh's roots are in trout fishing the cold waters of Washington, Montana and Yellowstone. More recent excursions to northern British Columbia have broadened the angling illness significantly.
Peter Corbett (Co-Owner)
Pete has fished all over Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. He's caught Tarpon in the keys, Permit in Belize, Tuna and Striped Bass in the Atlantic. Pete’s favorite places to fish are Montana Spring Creeks. Long leaders, tiny flies, and the thrill of stalking large trout make it in his opinion, "The ultimate challenge". When not out fishing, Peter can be found upland bird hunting in Eastern Washington and North Dakota. He is happy to show you where to find the best fishing and hunting in the Northwest.
Keith has been fishing his entire life, and flyfishing for the last 30 years. His first serious interest in fishing was gear fishing for Steelhead, but once he picked up a fly rod he was hooked. Keith prefers to fish for trout in larger western steams, and also enjoys fishing the salt for just about anything that swims from ling cod to Searun Cutts. His favorite spot is the Yakima river in Central Washington, it's relatively close to Seattle and has some fantastic hatches. Allowed a few extra days for travel, you'll find Keith on his way to say, southeastern Idaho. Keith also has a photography business, the focus is on landscapes and macro entomology. Keith has fished all over Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia.
Tyler Sadowski (Shop)
A native son of Washington. Splitting time between here and Idaho growing up gave him the best of both worlds. A family of outdoorsmen and woman fostered his obsession for fly fishing and hunting that drives his endless need to explore to this day. Steelhead were his first love but distant alpine lakes to big brawling rivers to spring creeks are all places you may find him. If it's remote or requires suffering to get there sign him up. Tying, photography, and art are also part of his love for the outdoors and more so its critters. He prefers to fish streamers with single/double handed rods and skagit style techniques.
Jordan Thompson (Guide)
Jordan grew up in Issaquah learning to fish through his dad and brother. In his younger years his dad and brother would not fish with him because he would get a rats nest every single castt. The tides have turned and he now guides his father and brother in some of the most beautiful destinations in Washington. He learned to guide under the tutelage of some of the best guides in the state. Jordan joined our guiding team and shop staff and loves nothing more than helping anyone from a pure beginner to an advanced fly fisher. He can be found on the Yakima River year around, the Cedar River, the upper forks of the Snoqualmie, the Green river, and the Skagit during the Summer as well as chasing Steelhead on the Skykomish and Wynoochee anytime he gets the chance.
Chris Senyohl (Head Guide)
Chris has lived on and fished our Western Washington rivers his whole life. He is possibly the fishiest person we've ever met. Chris is the consummate professional guide. His warm, easy going demeanor and breadth of experience make him a great choice for the wide eyed greenhorn or the grizzled veteran. A float trip with him is nothing if not a good time. His intimate knowledge of Washington waters both West and East is amazing. He is extremely adept at teaching with both the single handed and double handed rod. Chris guides salmon, steelhead and trout on all of the Puget Sound "S" rivers, the Olympic Peninsula rivers, Yakima and Methow among others.
Brett Wedaking (Shop\Guide)
Having grown up in Washington Brett has been forced to fish basically his whole life. It’s been tough. He started out with a lot of bass and perch fishing on Lake Washington and in Eastern Washington. Brett has fly fished off and on since the age of 12 but has been a fly fishing fiend for the last 12 years. Brett is a self described ‘trout nerd’ and can often be found bushwhacking into mountain creeks or cursing snooty fish on a spring creek but…he also craves spey casting for steelhead and salmon. Brett is an avid fly tier, and enjoys coming up with new, sexy, buggy patterns. Brett has been skunked all over the West, British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska, New Zealand, Hawaii and The Bahamas... the list is constantly growing.
Jay Robeson (Guide/Shop)
Jay is a Washington native who has fished here his entire life. He has guided and managed lodges in Alaska for over a decade and his diverse experience and passion for fishing has taken him all over the world. Jay's tremendous ability to locate and catch fish of all kinds coupled with his wild sense of humor make him a huge asset to our team- and a longtime favorite of virtually all of his past clientele.
Stephen Durkee (Shop)
Stephen began his career at Creekside in 2006 under the moniker "Young Stephen", but has returned after 7 seasons of guiding in Alaska aged & grizzled. Stephen has guided for northern pike in Saskatchewan, trout in Montana, and all 5 species of salmon, grayling, arctic char, & rainbows in Katmai National Park, AK. Stephen has fished extensively in BC, and in New Zealand, Nicaragua, Belize, Colombia, Russia and Panama. Stephen most enjoys fishing remote areas of BC for steelhead and trout, as well as chasing anything that swims locally.
Dan Lemaich (Shop)
Dan has been fly fishing since 1962, and has fished all over the United States, and a bit in Mexico and the Bahamas. Dan has been working in specialty fly fishing retail for over 30 years. A resident of Camano Island, Dan's affinity for the saltwater has developed into more than a significant offshoot of his decades-old passion for Steelhead on the fly. He has been and instructor and mentor for countless flyfishers over the years, and has a significant following, to say the least. As a professional rock & roll drummer, Dan has countless stories of life on the road in the 60's & 70's, when his band opened for acts like the Animals, Lovin' Spoonful and the Yardbirds. He partied with Joe Walsh in Denver in 1971. If Dan could choose any place and any time to take his last fishing trip, he would choose the Methow River in October, 1984, when he hooked 23 Steelhead on a floating line in 3 1/2 days of fishing, and didn't talk to another fisherman.
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