Brett Elkman

Sales Manager & Guide Service Coordinator


Miami Florida


I run the shop, make sure the customers are taken care of and informed, manage the guides and just about anything else that comes about or needs to get done. I keep my coworkers entertained with my music selection and banter. I am also fortunate enough to supply the shop with my dog Hatch who does his fair share of keeping the customers happy.

Fishing Experience:

I have been fishing my whole life and Fly Fishing for 18 years now. I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years. I have been fortunate to have fished all over the world including Belize, Mexico, British Columbia, Christmas Island, The Bahamas, Florida Keys, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho

Wish List:

Fly fish at The Seychelles, Russia, Alaska, Patagonia and the Amazon in that order.


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