Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
  • Tellan Lloyd

    Hello, I'm Tellan (long story but my name originated from a Louis L'Amour character), your not-so-average outdoor enthusiast, tech nerd, gearhead, and guy-who-gets-hit-in-the-head-with-his-own-fly. When people ask where I grew up, I typically respond with "the Army." Growing up in a military family had its perks but getting to travel the world and live in a lot of exciting places was by far the best--with Fairbanks Alaska being the highlight and Fort Campbell the opposite.

    That itch for traveling and exploring has remained with me since. Through college, I worked as a Wildland Firefighter for the USFS which opened my eyes to the majestic and rugged terrain of northern Idaho. I now reside in Lewiston Idaho with my wife, three kids, and two labradoodles. My "day job" is owning and operating an insurance agency here in the LC Valley. I am incredibly blessed to live within eyesight of both the Snake River and the Clearwater river where I can spend my afternoons chasing the ever elusive steelhead with my Spey rod.

    My wife once asked me, after a full day of fishing and NOT catching anything (E pluribus unum), why I fished? I like to think that I gave some profound answer or quoted something from A River Runs Through It, but more than likely I gave a shoulder-shrug and caveman-esque grunt. My love of fishing stems from a love of just being outside and watching the world live and breath. I spend a lot of time behind the screen worrying about deadlines and quotas; fishing is an escape from that. It's also brought me to some really amazing places with incredible creatures: fishing Marlin off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Cutthroat in the Seven Devils range, Salmon in the Chena River, Mahi-Mahi in El Salvador, and some type Norwegian sea bass I can't remember the name of when I lived in Norway for a spell.

    I'm so excited to be able to share my passion for fishing and help people who, like myself, want to get up and get out of the hustle of everyday life. To explore and wade through this beautiful world we are in.

    17 reviews averaging 4.9 stars
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    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped91
    Current locationLewiston, ID
    Favorite cocktailWhiskey Sour
    My QualificationS-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighter
    Birthday08/15/1991
    Favorite beerMoose Drool by Big Sky Brewing
    Home townWickenburg, AZ
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    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Brett
    Laid it all on the LINE!
    While an experienced angler having grown up in MT, I had Tellan walk me through two new complete set-ups, one for me and one for my girlfriend. He spent nearly a week getting me up to speed on new gear and eliminating selections based on my and my GF's various quirks (e.g., loud click-pawls, line colors, custom rods, etc.). He also dispelled some of my common practices that i've used since I was a kid and was super straight forward about what really matters in a rig vs. what they'll sell you at a typical fly shop. He even worked with the various vendors and fulfillment teams to ensure we received our gear in time for our trip. As I continue to venture to new fishing destinations and try for new species, I'll be sure to give Tellan a call for new equipment advice!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 11, 2021
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Brett A
    Tellan is outstanding
    He went the extra mile, and up and beyond and making sure that I have the correct weight and set up for what I was hoping to do. Being new to fly fishing and unsure of what I was going to buy, Tellan was very patient with me and understanding along the way. Highly recommend buying with him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 6, 2021
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Alicia
    Awesome help
    Tellan was quick and knowledgeable. I bought a fly setup for my boyfriend and I have a VERY basic knowledge of regular fishing, so fly fishing is completely out of my realm. He explained why his recommendations would work for my boyfriend and gave me a few different options to choose from. I highly recommend using their help whether you are buying for yourself or a gift!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2020
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Nate
    Trust Tellan!
    I'm new to fly fishing and looking to upgrade my set up. Tellan was able to quickly find me 3 options and extensive information on them. Definitely more reliable and cheaper than trying to do it myself.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 28, 2021
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Ivan
    Very knowledgeable
    I was impressed with Tellan's knowledge of fly fishing equipment. He did a great job recommending equipment that was within my budget. He was friendly and responded to all of inquiries quickly & also followed up after i made my purchase. Thanks for all your help Tella. 🙏
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 29, 2020
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
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    Reviewer: Janice
    Janice's experience with Tellan
    Assistant was quite good professional, immediate responses and found the item I wanted. I am now seeking info to buy another flyfishing vest in an X/L and he has not responded.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 6, 2021
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Mason
    Great service
    Opened this site just trying to look for stuff on my own when I started talking to Tellan wasn’t expecting to but he was very helpful in finding what best suited me
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 10, 2021
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Jon
    Best
    Best customer service.. felt like I was talking to a friend not a salesman. Knows his stuff and guided me on a few things to get and alot of tips on many different things.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2020
    Fly Fishing Expert Tellan Lloyd
    Expert: Tellan Lloyd
    Reviewer: Art
    Art's experience with Tellan
    Efficient, perfect selections
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 14, 2021
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