Brock Harris

How many years have you been fishing?


How many years have you been guiding?


Who introduced you to fly fishing?

My years of riverside-degeneracy were introduced to me by my Dad and Grandpa. As my Grandpa experienced declining health in his later years I was fortunate enough to inherit his numerous handmade rods and Pflueger Medalist reels which really catalyzed my entry into the sport.

Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?

The South Fork of the Boise and Owyhee Rivers are the better known blue-ribbon fisheries in close proximity that provide consistent shots at trophy trout. The lesser known Boise River running through downtown Boise is the third major fishery in the area and while challenging can provide some beautiful browns and rainbows.

What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?

Peak season on the Owyhee River is in mid-June through July when the PMD hatches are most abundant. My personal favorite month to fish the Owyhee is during September when the Browns are starting to show their prespawn color and we typically see some of the more mature fish.

What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?

My favorite destination has been to Chilean Patagonia. Locally, I am quite content sleeping in the dirt and fishing dries to Westslope Cutthroat on the few days off I have in the Summer. Being a landlocked Idaho native, I have always wanted to make a trip to fish some saltwater.

What you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?

I like that T&T isn’t shooting for quantity production but is focused on producing quality. The Contact II currently holds a permanent place in my arsenal and I have enjoyed fishing the Avantt series.

What's your current go-to fly?

My current go-to is the one currently in a fish's mouth. But if I had to choose a single fly to fish the rest of my life it would be the Drunk and Disorderly.

Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?

I would have to say polarized sun glasses or a net. Nothing can put a damper on my day of fishing quicker than forgetting either of those!

My favorite thing about guiding is:

My favorite thing about guiding is experiencing the moment when it “clicks” with a client. It could be hooking that big fish, getting that perfect cast, or simply appreciating the beauty of the places we get to experience.

From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?

I think the main value is the transfer of knowledge. Whether someone is a true novice or seasoned vet of the sport, there is always something new to learn. Fishing and catching are a big plus but the information learned during those times is invaluable in my opinion.

What can new anglers expect to get out of a guided trip?

A new angler should expect a better understanding of the sport at the end of a guided trip. At the end of the day I want my new clients to feel like the sport is approachable and understandable.

What’s your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?

It's not a true day on the water without a sandwich. I find that you can’t go wrong with a good sandwich, chips, and cookies.

What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?

I don’t have any consistent favorites but do take advantage at the never ending resources online.

When I'm not fishing you'll find me:

I’m an avid fly-tier and spend many hours behind the vise. Outside of prime fishing seasons you’ll find me mushroom hunting, camping, and pretending to be a big game hunter.