Brett Elkman

Sales Manager & Guide Service Coordinator

Hometown:

Miami Florida

Guide Experience/Responsibilities:

I was a guide in my former life but shifted my focus to the inside of the business. I have been in the Fly-Fishing industry for over 15 years as a guide, store manager, HR and now sales manager and guide service coordinator. I also make sure the customers are happy.

Fishing Experience:

I have been fishing my whole life and fly fishing for 25 plus years. I have been fortunate enough to have fished all over the world including Belize, Alaska, Mexico, British Columbia, Chritmas Island, The Bahamas, Florida Keys, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

Exotic Experience:

I have to say catching my first permit on the fly was pretty cool, but I have been bitten hard by the steelhead bug and had this one steelhead hit my swung dry fly 7 times before we connected. I was able to land him. I am still blown away that you can catch steelhead on a dry. The explosion never gets old.

Hobbies:

Fly Tying, snowboarding, my dog Hatch, good coffee and collecting fish decoys.

Wish List:

New Zealand, The Seychelles, Russia, Amazon, Patagonia and Bolivia.

Favorite Thing About Fly Fishing:

I get to meet people from all over the world and share my love for what I do.

Testimonials

“Brett,
I hope that all is well. Also, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! And I hope that the crew at VVA had a great holiday. I personally would like to thank you for the help and advice you gave my parents in the purchasing of my new Scott Fly Rod and Lamson reel and line. It was the best gifts that I have ever received and a Christmas that I will never forget. My parents were very happy with the service that you and John gave them. Thank you for everything. Also, give Hatch a pat on the head for me.
Fish hard,
P.S.-Please keep me in mind for any potential shop assistant or any opening positions at the shop!”

— Christian "Trout Bum" Jacoby