Dave Deardorff

“Big Wave Dave” started his guiding career in 1995 and fished for two other outfitters on the South Fork before coming to South Fork Lodge in 2001.

Dave Deardorff

Dave has guided the main Snake, the Henry’s Fork, the Missouri, the Big Horn, Salt, Blackfoot, Green, New Fork, Varzuga in Russia and Rio Grande in Argentina.  Dave’s passion for saltwater fly fishing extends from the Bahamas to Belize, Mexico to Texas and Louisiana to Florida.  Dave will get you fish.  

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Favorite Piece of Equipment:

Lake line on a 6 weight

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Our guides range from grizzled vets who can find trout in the most unlikely of places, to fresh-faced instructors who can offer our guests and clients unique experiences on the South Fork. Regardless of who you fish with, our guides will help you find and catch the South Fork’s fabled wild trout.

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