Ryan Ellis has been fly fishing in Lake City and Southwest Colorado for over 20 years. When he was in elementary school, Ryan’s dream was to be a fly fishing guide in the summer and a ski instructor in the winter. After toiling for six years in Dallas, Texas as a corporate and securities lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, Ryan left “the real world” to make his elementary-school dream come true.
Ryan’s passion for fly fishing has taken him to Alaska, Kamchatka (Eastern Russia), and across the West in search of giant trout. Ryan is thrilled to be able to share this passion with beginners and experts alike here in beautiful Lake City.
In addition to guiding for us, Ryan is a ski instructor at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, where he was recognized with the resort’s “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award. Ryan also has his own outdoor photography business based here in Lake City. You can find his pictures at www.facebook.com/ryanellisphotography and on Instagram @ellisoutdoors.