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 Angler's Covey Guides

Angler's Covey guides are the cream of the crop.  They are fly fishing professionals, Orvis Endorsed, with hundreds -- if not thousands -- of hours on water. They guide because their true office is the river, and they live for a chance to express their passion. Everyone wants to be an Angler's Covey guide, only a few are.

                         Our guides are proud supporters of the Kick Plastic campaign. 








Greg Blessing has been fly fishing since 1967and guiding professionally for over 25 years, full-time since 1991. His expertise offers access to private waters, as well as public and Greg has held his Montana Guide License (#7505) since 1996. Greg's focus is the fishing experience and sharing his professional techniques in a great learning experience.  


Read more about Greg here.




 Anthony Surage, of all of our guides, gets "the longest" awards: he has the longest hair and has been guiding for us the longest. He recently retired from is day job of counseling middle school students. He loves to be with kids and he loves fly fishing. 

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Learn more about Anthony here.


Neil Luehring is the expert. Starting when he was 14, for over 30 years he has shared his passion for fly fishing with others. He recently retired from his job as Captain for the Colorado Springs Fire Department. We're proud of him for receiving the Fire Fighter of the Year for 2003. Neil has been teaching our Nymph Class for the past 10 years, and also teaches our Dry Fly Fishing and Intermediate Fly Tying classes and his enthusiasm becomes evident when he gets you to the river. Neil is one of the instructors for our new Guide School.





Jon Kleis is a Colorado Springs native and full-time guide as well as a columnist for the Colorado Springs Gazette and contributing author for the Elevenmile Canyon and Dream Stream chapters of the new book, 50 Best Tailwaters To Fly Fish. A family man and angler, he doesn’t believe in limiting oneself to just one type of fly-fishing.

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Learn more about Jon Kleis here.


Jon Easdon, Angler's Covey's Director of Services and professional guide, is a Colorado native hailing from Leadville, Colorado. He has been fishing all around the state his entire life. A true outdoorsman that loves the mountains, he enjoys sharing the love and passion of fly fishing with others. Jon is one of our resident experts on some of our more technical waters like Cheesman Canyon as well as one of our kayak fly fishing guides. 


Learn more about Jon Easdon here.


Sharon Wright  started fly fishing 30 years ago on small, high mountain streams and lakes, during her many backpacking trips in the Colorado rockies.Her favorite times are spent exploring and fishing Colorado’s small streams. Sharon  helps lead the Pikes Peak Women Anglers group and co-teaches our women's classes. In addition to her fishing interests, Sharon works at Angler’s Covey as the bookkeeper.


Learn more about Sharon here.






Paul Martinez has three passions in his life: the top two are for his wife, Mari, and their three Golden Retrievers. Coming in a close third: fly fishing. As a native of Colorado, Paul grew up fishing small creeks with his father in the Sangre De Cristo mountain range. One of the things that Paul enjoys most is working with beginners and seeing them catch their first trout on a fly. 


Learn more about Paul here.






Jim Young has been flyfishing for over 20 years. Whether those new to flyfishing or those who just don’t get on the stream as much they’d like, Jim focuses on providing clients with both a successful day and learning new skills that will produce future success for the angler.  One of his favorite opportunities is to partner with his wife and fellow guide, Janine, in guiding couples and families.  


Learn more about Jim here.


Janine Young  grew up in Kentucky and started fishing as a young girl on her Aunt’s farm pond. She enjoys sharing her love for fly fishing especially with other women and beginners sharing her passion for nature, the beauty of a mountain stream and catching something wild in a wild place. Helping to watch a fly hit the water and see a trout take the fly transports you to another place, away from the cares of normal life.


Learn more about Janine here.



Dave Herber started his wild trout fishing in British Columbia, Canada in the 1960's. For the last 18 years he has spent much of his time enjoying the rivers and streams in Colorado Spring's great "back yard". His passion is casting dry flies, with the focus on presentation, and sharing that zeal with those wishing to learn the techniques. Dave delights in sharing with the angler the excitement of the pursuit and the wonders of nature in our trout waters.




Gary "Karbo" Karbousky moved to Colorado in the 1970's with the United States Air Force and has been fishing and hunting our high country with a passion ever since. This native New Englander's love of fly fishing, along with his years of teaching, will ensure any novice or seasoned fly fisher will enjoy a day on our rivers. Gary works to create a wonderful time for all his clients, teaching the basics to first-timers or helping those with disabilities enjoy something they otherwise might not experience.




Robert Younghanz a.k.a The Bug Guy, is an internationally known Fly Fishing Guide and instructor. Robert has been involved in the Fly Fishing industry for close to 20 years. Having traveled to over 60 countries, he is an accomplished angler, teacher and guide for fresh, salt, tropical and warm water species. Robert is one of the instructors for our Guide School.


Learn more about Robert here.




David Caraghar is a Colorado Native and has fished the South Platte River for over 50 years. He has guided several seasons for the Covey. He considers the Platte River to be his home water and is comfortable guiding in Elevenmile Canyon, The Dream Stream, Antero and Spinney Reservoirs. He often works together with Dave Herber as a team and they have a great deal of fun guiding together. 


Justin Brenner was born in South Park, Colorado. He was introduced to trout fishing by his father and started flyfishing when he was 13. Most days he can be found on the dream stream section of the South Platte walking past groups of average size fish hunting for that next 10 lb. trout. Although he may love chasing the next monster, Justin finds just as much enjoyment in sharing his passion with clients, friends, and family. 


Learn more about Justin here.




 Kenny Romero a Colorado native, learned to fly fish in the high country lakes of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Kenny fishes Colorado rivers throughout the winter, but when ice off occurs, you’re sure to find him fishing on his pontoon boat or from shore, most likely guiding at Spinney Mountain Reservoir.  


Learn more about Kenny here.





Juan Ramirez grew up in Northern New Mexico fishing the small streams and creeks of the Sangre De Cristos. In 1997, he made a switch to fly fishing and has never looked back. Over the years, he has guided on the Cimarron River in New Mexico, as well as the Conejos River in Southern Colorado.  
Juan is also a passionate and accomplished fly tier. Juan eats, sleeps, and dreams of fly fishing and tying. 


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Learn more about Juan here.








Zack Tokach grew up in Pennsylvania where he spent his early years fishing. Zack is addicted to every aspect of fly fishing. For over 20 years now he has been chasing fish.  He has never limited himself to a specific species of fish, whether it's stripping streamers for Pike or Trout in addition to pursuing Tarpon in Mexico. Zack now calls the front- range his home with almost a decade fishing on the South Platte.


Learn more about Zack here.



Becky Leinweber is the co-owner of Angler's Covey and has been fly fishing since the early '90's. Although big fish are fun, what she enjoys the most is backcountry angling on Colorado's small streams. She teaches many of our women's classes and co-leads Pikes Peak Women Anglers. Helping other women get "hooked" by the fun and adventures of fly fishing is what she enjoys most.







David Leinweber, the owner of Angler's Covey, has been fly fishing since he was a boy. His favorite spots are off the beaten path and requiring a hike to beautiful backcountry streams. He finds himself often tied to responsibilities at the store. But with a little persuading he is eager to share his experience with you on the stream. He particularly likes to work with the beginner fly fisher.

Angler's Covey Guide Program

Angler's Covey has been a register Colorado Outfitter since 1987 and we are fully licensed and bonded in the State of Colorado.

Angler's Covey is the only fly shop in Colorado Springs with permits to guide in Elevenmile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon and the Deckers area on the South Platte River. We offer professional services with Special use permits from the BLM, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks.

Angler's Covey an equal opportunity service provider.
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