Pete grew up in central New Jersey, where he found his passion and honed his fishing skills on the lakes, rivers, and the surf on the Jersey shore. He made his way to the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he graduated with a degree in Journalism and never looked back.
Spending over 120 days a year with a fly rod in his hands, Pete enjoys fishing for both fresh and saltwater species. But it’s the Colorado freestones and tailwaters where he spends most of his time. Whether guiding, teaching, at his tying bench, or fishing, Pete is a passionate advocate for Fly Fishing as well as the environments where we fish. When guiding, his focus is on having fun while teaching skills and providing a great experience on the river.
When not on the water, Pete is a marketing, design, and web development consultant. He and his wife live in Denver, where they raised two children. Pete is also an avid tennis player and enjoys playing guitar with his friends.
I am a self-taught fly fisherman who grew up under the bright lights of the big city, Chicago. Now living in Colorado the last twenty plus years fly fishing has been more to me than just a weekend hobby. The sport has become the staple that most my life revolves around, now that I’m retired. I have for the past several years been a fly fishing owner/guide (Utah and Colorado) for private clients and teaching classes. Fly fishing for wild trout in Colorado’s rivers, streams and creeks is what I enjoy the most. I like being able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a day to explore the breathtaking river scenery. The grace of fly fishing is something that I have always loved. The simple fact that you have a chance of hooking into a trophy trout is just icing on the cake to enjoying the wilderness and meeting new clients.
I moved to Colorado in 2002. On a warm August day in 2003, I backpacked and camped at Lake Verna in Rocky National Park with my friend Seth. Seth grew up fly fishing with his dad in Montana. After we set up camp, Seth began to wrangle in high alpine lake brook trout on a fly rod. I asked if I could give fishing a try and caught my first fish on a fly rod. Down the rabbit hole I went. When we returned to Denver, I immediately went to Gart Sports and bought my first fly rod. After a few years of extensive reading and much trial and error, I began to feel confident on the South Platte drainage. Deckers and Cheesman Canyon can be very humbling stretches of water. After about a decade of fly fishing, I decided to give guiding a try. I found that putting clients on fish was just as much fun as catching them myself. I have guided on Denver’s front range waters the past few years.The thrill and excitement of catching trout on a fly rod remains as exciting as it was on that first day at Lake Verna.
Marco Antonio DomingueGuide
Originally hailing from San Antonio, I grew up fishing the gulf coast and lakes of southwest Texas. After my military career was cut short, and with the help of some fantastic people my family and I set our roots in Denver. Upon arrival I was introduced to the local chapter of Project Healing Waters. I was fortunate enough to learn most of my fundamentals under the supervision of some truly talented anglers. The skillset that I put together over the years since allows me to be successful in a variety of conditions. I hunt fish throughout the state of Colorado and I’d love to show you what I’ve learned so far.
I have been in Colorado for 24 years now and truly enjoy exploring all that the state has to offer, especially with a fly rod in hand. Fly fishing had only been something that I dabbled in during my youth, jumping from creek to creek throughout the mountains of Wyoming, to landing my first 18″ Brown on a Royal Wulff dry fly during our first summer in Colorado. I did not understand that those moments would come around full circle until June 2017. I was several years into my battle with Lyme Disease that I contracted from a tick bite in 2013. Guiding offers the opportunity to show others firsthand the unlimited benefits that come with the sport of fly fishing.
Celia is passionate about fly fishing and likes sharing her love of the sport with others. She travels and camps all around the state fly fishing and ties her own flies.