Jason Marquardt

Jason Marquardt

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Spending time outside in wild places has been a massive part of Jason's life despite growing up just miles from Chicago. Before he could drive, he had Wisconsin's small driftless area streams memorized and began studying the other impressive trout streams that Michigan had to offer. After high school, his love for teaching and fishing led him to an outdoor adventure-based summer camp where he helped to develop and run a fly fishing program in the front range of Colorado. Being not only an angler but a mountain biker, paddler, and climber, Brevard seemed like a perfect fit to pursue a degree in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education while chasing wild fish and racing bikes. Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Native Fish Coalition and the Pisgah Trout Unlimited Chapter.

Jason serves as the "9ft 5wt" of our staff; he can do it all; this allows him to teach classes and clinics, work the shop, and serve as our marketing coordinator. His interests include whitewater kayaking, rod building, fly tying, and backcountry/small stream fly fishing. 

Favorite Fish: Arctic Grayling

Favorite River: Timber Coulee Creek or the Oconaluftee Drainage

Special Skill: Underestimating Distances on the Map

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason (@jason.marquardt) • Instagram photos and videos


 

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