Fishing Guides

What makes a quality fly fishing outfitter? The answer is fairly simple . . . an outfitter who makes the process of picking and reserving a date easy and then assists you with the arrangements and ensures no details are missed. Going hand-in-hand with this are the guides and the service they provide to make YOUR trip a memorable one. Heise Expeditions has a reputation for having a superb line-up of talented guides who work at ensuring your trip on the Snake River is one you will not soon forget.

Most of our clients return year after year as they know they are on the river with guides that are second to none. There are other outfitters but only one Heise Expeditions. Call James Osmond to schedule your next float on the legendary Snake River. Plentiful options exist . . . from 1/2 day trips, to one, two or even three day or longer floats. Treat yourself and others to a float down the Snake with Heise Expeditions. Call now to reserve your next trip. The details of the various trips- the "Upper," the "Canyon,"and the "Lower" can be found on the map of the South Fork of the Snake River with floats.


Call James today to book your selected guide and trip . . . (208) 538-7453       Cell (208) 390-5057


James Osmond . . .
Manager, Heise Expeditions (208) 538-7453

James was born and raised just down the road in Ririe and has been guiding for 23 years. His hobbies are fly fishing, fly tying (tying that perfect fly that will catch the big one), geocaching (a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity- there are about 100 countries participating in the game), hunting and mountain biking.

When you arrange a trip with Heise Expeditions it is likely James will be the one making the arrangements. He still makes a few personal trips a week in search of that lunker Brown (what he calls a real "toilet flusher" . . . the sound they make is a great imitation). However he has cut back on his fishing with a personal goal of improving and enhancing the Heise Expeditions fishing experience.


Tressa Allen

A third generation fly fishing guide, Tressa Allen grew up in the outfitting business that her grandfather started in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From a very early age she has always had a fly rod and oars in her hands. An avid angler Tressa knows the waters of this region intimately. Her passion for fishing and the outdoors has taken her to rivers and streams around the globe.


Aaron Bodily

I was born in Jackson, grew up in southeast Idaho. There are three things I'm very passionate about; fishing, hunting, and snowboarding. I spend my winters in the mountains and my summers on the water.

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Mark Buljan

A professional fly fisherman, Guide and instructor. Mark has worked and fished all over the world, From Swan Valley To Sayulita ,Jackson Hole to Key west, Croatia to California. Whether its an over night trip down the snake river canyon stalking trophy brown and Cutthroat Trout or chasing wild Steelhead on the Trinity River. Deep in the Trinity Alps of Northern California. Marks position as a professional fly fisherman allows him to share his knowledge with the Beginner to the advanced angler. Leaving friends and Guests with an experience of a life time. Mark Lives in victor ID from May threw November, Then he is off chasing Steelhead Across the North West.

Mark finds time between Trout Season and steelhead season to work as a fisheries Biologist/Technician with GANDA Group. Conducting water quality test, Habitat and fish rescue's From the Missouri River to the Mokelumne River.

Marks Interests? Flyfishing, flytying...

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Dean Burton

He started fly fishing in 1988; fishing the Wind River Range. His first fish on a fly was a California Golden Trout and he has been hooked ever since. He began guiding in Jackson Hole in 1995 and then in Key West in 1999.

Dean loves to fish and guide and while easy-going, he is also hard working and is always working to get his clients on fish. He guides from March to June in Key West and in the Jackson Hole/Snake River from July through October. He has been a guide in the One-Fly Contest and assisted ESPN on The Great Sportsman in 2002.


Sharon Buzzell

The great sport of fly fishing is what brought Sharon to Idaho 11 years ago from Colorado. Sharon is actively involved in women's programs of instruction with the Fly Fishing Federation's Conclave, Eastern Idaho's Fly-Fishing Expo, Fly Fishing Expo for the Western Colorado Trout Unlimited Club (Grand Valley Anglers) and guiding in the Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest the past four years. Sharon has been a licensed professional guide on the South Fork of the Snake River and surrounding rivers for eight years. Winter takes Sharon to Teton Village in Jackson Hole where she instructs skiing.

When she is not guiding (fishing) or instructing (skiing) she is co-owner and operator of Elevate Salon in Driggs, ID.

Andrew Bryon

Andrew Byron

Born in Western Wyoming, Andrew has been fishing the South Fork since he could walk. He started guiding during the summer after high school and continued through college and doesn't see an end in sight. Andrew enjoys every second he is on the water whether he is guiding, kayaking, drifting, or chasing ducks in the fall. In the winter he coaches skiing and spends most of his time on the slopes.

The spring is set aside to explore fishing around the West and beyond with his chocolate lab Hoback. On days off you can find him on the same waters he guides; chasing trout and loving every second of it.


Blake Frautschi

My name is Blake Frautschi, I was born and raised in Madison, WI. In Wisconsin I spent the majority of my days exploring new spring creeks in search of big streamer eating brown trout. After high school I moved out west to Utah for college and have been spending the past 4 years fishing all over Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. While I'm not fishing I spend my time tying flies and, in the winter, skiing.


Jordan Nelson

Jordan was born in Iowa City, but moved west to Bountiful Utah at the age of 3. He says he can remember catching his first trout on a fly rod at the age of 6. At the time he was fishing McCoy creek; the fish took a hopper, and from that point on he was hooked. Jordan moved to Idaho Falls when he was ten, and floated / fished the South Fork for the first time. He immediately realized what he had been missing out on. From that point forward Jordan has been fishing the area 100+ days a year, and doesn't plan on this changing anytime soon. When he is not fishing he attends the University of Utah, traveling to compete in snowboarding, or tying flies.


Cruz Quiroz

My name is cruz Quiroz. I was raised in Iona Idaho. My obsession began 10 years ago when I spent a summer working in west Yellowstone with my brother. He taught me how to fly fish on the Madison. When I got back from Montana we would fish the southfork I Fell in love with it. I love tying my own flys. Fly fishing is my favorite thing to do I love being in my boat anytime of the year. rain/shine, cold/hot,

Mike Rheam

Mike Rheam

Mike is a 20-year resident of Jackson Hole. In 1989 he began his personal relationship with the Snake River, guiding white water rafts down the Canyon. His focus now is the elusive trout; fly fishing for the famous native Cuthroat and other species.

He is an active board member of the Snake River Fund; dedicated to the preservation of the Snake River for future generations.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott grew up kick'n around the rivers and creeks of North Georgia and Alabama pursuing bass and trout well into his college years. After gaining his B.S. from Jacksonville State University (Alabama) in Biology/Ecology he landed a fisheries job in Alaska for nearly 3 years, solidifying his interest in coldwater fisheries and especially trout.

Scott has made his home in Jackson Hole for 12 years now with his wife, Dana and their two daughters, Sydney & Maya. They feel lucky to live on the rivers of this region and takes special pride in showing them to our valued fishing clients.


Marc Titre

Marc Titre, a year-round resident of Jackson Hole who owns Door 2 Door Ski Rentals in the winter and Wandering Angler in the summer. Marc has been a river guide for 10 years. Prior to moving to Wyoming, where he is coming up on his fourth season navigating the area’s rivers, Marc worked in Oregon for two years and in Colorado for six. As a fly fishing guide for the Crescent H Ranch’s homeowner’s association, Marc works in conjunction with three local outfitters in order to provide guests with an ample choice of angling hotspots. He thoroughly enjoys working the spectrum of experience, teaching beginners and experts alike in the ways of the river.

Wandering Angler; P.O. Box 807; Wilson, WY 83014; Phone: (307) 699-3986


Joe Velasquez

Joe is originally from Colorado, having grown up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, west of Denver. He started fly fishing over 40 years ago on the many small creeks along the Colorado front range, and later honed his skills on Colorado's South Platte, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre, Blue, and Roaring Fork Rivers. Joe moved to southeast Idaho in 1999 because as he puts it, "There is no better place for world class fly fishing."

Joe has the heart of a teacher and a nearly bottomless well of patience, which makes him an ideal guide for beginners or anyone looking to build on their base of fly fishing knowledge. Joe and his wife, Sue, live on a micro-farm in Rigby, Idaho, where they raise a variety of specialty produce. Sue is a gourmet cook and baker, plus a master gardener. She will be preparing delicious lunches for anyone fortunate enough to book Joe for a day on the river.

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Rick Westerberg

Rick has been guiding on the Snake River for over 25 years; it also happens to be his favorite river. His hometown is Victor, Idaho. If he isn't fishing he is getting ready for the next season.


Grey Wilde

Grey Wilde was born in the Buckeye State of Ohio and discovered fly fishing while attending college in Utah. He lived on the Madison River in Montana for two summers and fished many of the rivers surrounding the yellowstone region. Once he realized the potential of the South Fork he moved to Idaho, living out of the back of his truck, while guiding on this amazing river. (He's since moved into a house.) Grey enjoys chasing rumors of big trout in remote locations and learning something new everyday.