Longmont, CO and Kamchatka, Russia • Guide
Will Blair grew up fishing the rivers and creeks of Michigan. After a move out west he went to Alaska focused on wilderness Rainbows fisheries. In 1994, Will read about the wilderness of Kamchatka and it was a life changing moment for him.
First working as a guide back in 1997 and 98 on Kamchatka for Katmai Lodges Zhupanova River program. He also spent the 2008 season on the Sopochanaya River for the Kamchatka Steelhead Project. Having just wet his appetite, he then spread his wings and has spent the years since exploring both coasts of Kamchatka. Will feels that Kamchatka is an opportunity not to be seen again, ever.
Will spent three years as the Kamchatka Travel Director for The Fly Shop. He was also the Marketing manager for Rapids Camp Lodge on the NakNek River in Bristol Bay. In the interim he fished many great destinations in South America, always chasing trout around the next river bend.
Will is privileged to operate two full service programs on Kamchatka with his long time Russian partner. The Oz Jet Boat Lodge sits on a river that must rank as one of the great Salmon and trout rivers on our planet. The Two Yurt River Float is a private river full of the same trophy Salmon and Rainbow Trout. Will’s outfitting business, The Best of Kamchatka, was named after these two rivers. Emanating as lake drains and springs, they are home to native rainbows, salmon, char, grayling and best of all no people.
When not in Kamchatka he enjoys camping, hiking and photography with his wife and daughter on the front range of Colorado.