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Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
Early Spring Trout Fishing PNW!
  • Stefan E.

    The first time I picked up a fly rod was around 15 years ago. As a conventional fisherman since the age of 5!

    From Puget Sound Beaches to high reaches of the Cascades and the nooks & crannies in-between them, I have chased fish on the fly all across my state.

    I've spent a lot of time learning gear and techniques for fly fishing Smallmouth Bass. As one of my absolute favorite catches as a child on conventional gear, I was immediately hooked upon my first to be had on the fly. I began to heavily focus on these fish more than anything else. Their striking colorations, appearance and hard fighting abilities, make for an excellent sport for the fly fisherman!

    In the last 6 years or so, I've heavily plunged into the great wonders and joys of backpacking & hiking into absolutely breathtaking, gorgeous and rugged backcountry alpine lakes and terrain that Washington State has to offer. During the peak snow-free summer period, if I'm away for more than 24hrs, I'm likely chasing Westslope Cutthroat and Golden Trout far off the beaten path!

    Throughout the past 15 years of my journey through fly fishing I've spent countless hours, late nights and entire weekends researching any tip or techniques to help make me a better angler. Online forums, groups, videos, 20+ year articles and more. From tightline nymphing, throwing massive streamers to indicator rigs I have researched them, tested them & share my knowledge with other anglers.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my details to get to know me. Let's connect online here at Curated, and let my expert knowledge enhance your fly fishing enjoyment! I'm here to get you connected with the absolute best gear for YOUR personal needs, not to fill a quota! I am always researching, buying and testing new equipment! Trust my expert hand selected curations from my many years of experience!

    I've helped 508 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    47 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped508
    Current locationSeattle, WA
    My Qualification15+ years fly fishing experience
    Favorite beerSpacedust IPA
    Favorite drinkIced Coffee
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    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Stefan E.
    Fly Fishing Expert
    I've helped 508 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Jordan
    Stefan is phenomenal at his job
    You can tell Stefan is very passionate about helping others get setup with great products that he has tested and put to the test. Talking to Stefan was like talking to a renowned guide in a local fly shop when in reality he is in a totally different region of the US than I am. It was amazing and very helpful having an expert that was so knowledgeable about the type of fishing I seek after and helped me dwindle down my options to a T! Great job Stefan
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 12, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Francie
    Stefan saved my anniversary!
    Struggling to find the perfect gift for our anniversary, and knowing nothing about waders, Stefan made my choices easy. He got all the information he needed and made the perfect recommendations and steered me away from mistakes! My husband is going to be thrilled!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 5, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Sarah
    Super friendly and helpful!
    As a beginner to fly fishing, Stefan did a really awesome job explaining differences in gear and which ones are best for which types of fish. Super friendly and easy to talk to!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Naner
    Patient, knowledgable & very helpful
    Stefan helped me put my first fly rod in my hands before I head to my first fly fishing class. With a limited budget, Stefan really got me the best rod and reel kit for the money. Solid beginner Combo. Truly appreciate his help.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 8, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: John
    John's experience with Stefan
    Stefan was awesome!! I'm a first time fly fisherman and he helped me through making a smart and educated decision on how to get started. Everything from what tackle to use to what knots to tie.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Wil
    Stefan was wonderful
    True professional, very helpful! Took a beginner with zero knowledge or experience and guided me through the process. I feel very comfortable with my purchase and can’t wait to use my new rod.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 12, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Britt
    Knowledgeable
    Very nice guy! I had done some research already but he really helped validate my choices and made me feel confident in what I was buying. Looking forward to testing out my new gear!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 26, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
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    Reviewer: Benjamin
    Benjamin's experience with Stefan
    It was great. I actually talked to a person not a robot and managed to find what I was looking for at good prices
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 21, 2023
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Tom
    Stefan was great!
    He was very knowledgeable and sent me information about the best fit for what I was looking for!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 24, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Stefan E.
    Expert: Stefan E.
    Reviewer: Robbie
    Stefan was great!!
    He helped get the best gear for what I was looking for a good price!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 25, 2023
    Stefan E.
    5.0 from 47 reviews
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