Travis Jay Vernon
Co-Manager, Jans on Park Avenue
Fly Fishing Guide
Been in Industry since:
Been at Jans since:
Days a year:
• Fly-Fishing – 120+
• Biking – 50+
• Has fished in Japan, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and all over the U.S.
• Landed a 40 inch steelhead at the Bulkley River Lodge in British Columbia
• Caught a Musky on a fly on Teal Lake in Wisconsin
Travis started fishing as soon as he could walk and instantly became enamored with the sport. The first fish he caught on a fly just happened to be in Chalk Creek when he netted a Bonneville cutthroat trout, the Utah state fish. A self–professed Navy brat, Travis fished in the koi ponds on the base where his dad was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Since koi is a sacred fish in that culture, Travis was promptly escorted home by the MP’s. Since then, Travis has fished all over the world and believes that each locale, from the intercostal to a mountain stream, has its own unique appeal. As a respected fly fishing guide, Travis is a natural teacher who gets just as excited as his clients when they catch their first fish. “Just seeing that smile is what carries on the sport,” he says.
“Travis has been in the fly fishing industry for a long time. He is super knowledgeable when it comes to fly fishing gear; he loves his “bugs” and is an accomplished fly tier. Whether he is in the shop, or out on the water, his enthusiasm always carries over to his clients. Travis is an incredible teacher – his patience and passion for fly fishing are second to none.”
Chris ‘Wis’ Wistner
Store & Fly Shop Manager, Jans Park Ave