This series of posts is meant to introduce all of you terrific tiers and cool customers to our small, but fantastic team of anglers here at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop. Each employee answered a number of questions about their fishing expertise, their favorite style of fishing and fishing products. Each week we will publish another employee’s answers to these questions to let you know Who We Are. This series will hopefully give you a peak into who we are, how we fish, and who you are chatting with when you next call or email Caddis.
Who: Tyler Stein, Internet/Retail Sales, Picker/Packer Extraordinaire
Years at Caddis: 3 months
Are you a Eugene local, or are you a transplant?
I came up here from Laguna Hills, CA to attend school at the University of Oregon.
How many years have you been fly fishing?
Since my dad took me down the Madison when I was about 10.
What is your favorite rod and reel combo?
Sage One 5wt with a Sage 3250 reel
Wet wade or float, and why?
Wet wade 100%.
Dry fly, streamer or nymph–and do you tie them?
I love shooting streamers but nothing beats a dry fly take. Nymph when nothing else is working.
Spey or single hand cast?
Salt or Freshwater?
Freshwater but would love to hit the flats someday.
Where have you fished?
States: Oregon, California, Montana
Waters: Deschutes, Metolius, Crooked, McKenzie, Willamette, Toulumne, Madison
What is your favorite part about working at Caddis?
Everybody shares the same passion for fly-fishing and the atmosphere around the shop is addicting.
When a fellow angler asks, “What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?” what is your answer?
You had to have been there!
You can find Tyler out on the Mckenzie most weekends, fishing with his buds from the University of Oregon where he is in his final year studying Business with Marketing concentration. You can also find him in the back picking and packing orders, checking the status of online customer orders, or (occasionally) modeling product for our instagram feed. Tyler is an angler through and through, passionate about testing new product and reporting back about his experience. We are all very glad to have him on board.
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Tight lines until next time!The Caddis Fly Crew