CHRIS WILLIAMS: GUIDE
Just a couple years back, when I was a free range child, our family vacations always revolved around some beautiful body of water and a boat or two; or at times, twelve. I found the natural landscape irresistible- and beaches, lakes and rivers turned out to be the ultimate adventure every trip. "Hey mom, dad, I'm in my element!" I think I said, over and over. Although GFL and the Little Red were home, we all loved traveling so we made trips to the Gulf or the Spring River. Those trips made a big impact. Later, I was drawn to the Quinault, McKenzie, and Snake.
I believe I became a fisherman and fly caster from absolute necessity. Never mind that time grandad Bill Williams landed the Mississippi state record Red Snapper way back when, or that tale of my dad Gary in a kayak being towed by a hybrid though Kidney Cove. The stories are crazy, of course, and I have some big wader boots to fill, no doubt. Even more, I just love being on the water with beautiful fish and catching them on a fly rod.
So today, the same wild stories are my inspiration. I'm still in my element! I am fortunate to be a part of the Rouse family, a group of folks loaded with experience and knowledge in fly fishing and the outdoor experience. We are always exploring and making unforgettable trips, searching for the next big brown, or maybe something else. It's a wonderful life. Come join us.