Salt Lake City, Utah
Justin Thompson is a Douglas Guide who grew up fishing the streams and lakes of Utah’s Uinta and Wasatch Mountains. When he was fourteen, he made his first trip to the Green River below Flaming Gorge dam, and it was love at first sight. Four years later, he scored his first job running shuttles and swamping for camp trips on the river, but really he was just fishing every day and learning to row a drift boat, which led to an eventual guiding gig. When he finished college, he left the industry to work on a career as a high school English teacher and football coach, but after a 20-year sabbatical from the river, he is ecstatic to be guiding again for Gordon Tharrett’s On The Fly Utah guide service on the Green.