I grew up in Holden, Utah. It’s not exactly a Bozeman. Fly shops and big rivers were lacking so I regrettably became a self-taught fly angler. That being said, I wasn’t “trained” and don’t exactly think or fish like most traditional fly anglers (my first ties would make anyone laugh out loud and I’m NOT kidding). I love the challenge of learning a new skill set, chasing that new personal best, and thinking outside the box in regards to new tactics. Over the years, my evolution as a fly angler has made me happy. I could smile and stare at the sides of a trout all day long.
Phil Tuttle is a Fisheries Biologist, a Guide, Loop Global Team Pro Staff Member, Fly Innovator, and a skilled Videographer/Video Editor. His passion for conservation, travel, youth fishing programs, and fly fishing drive his desire to promote the sport in diverse and out-of-the-box ways.