Rio grande angler fly fishing guide Zach smiles ear to ear while holding a large rainbow trout caught and released on the Rio Grande River in Creede, CO.

Meet Our Guides

The Rio Grande Angler (located in Creede) & South Fork Guide Service are committed to providing fly-fishermen (and women!) with the ultimate guided fishing adventure. Whether it’s the majestic Rio Grande River, beautiful mountain streams, or peaceful lakes — all surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, our guides provide you with access to a wide assortment of alluring fly-fishing waters.

We also strive to motivate and encourage our clients by providing fly-fishing lessons, so you’ll have all the information you need to be a success whether you’re experimenting with streams, lakes, or the mighty Rio Grande!

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.”
~Washington Irving~

Billy Goff

Owner & Guide

Where are you from? Dallas, TX

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing when I was six years old, primarily on the Texas coast. I also started fishing the Rio Grande Valley as a kid, where I really developed my passion for angling.

Guide experience: I have been guiding since 2016, mostly in the Rio Grande basin, with a few seasons on the Big Thompson River and the alpine lakes near Estes Park.

Wade or float guide: Both

Rio grande angler fly fishing guide and owner Billy holds a large rainbow trout up for a photo in the dark of the night.
Rio grande angler guide and owner Finn holding a healthy Rio Grande brown trout.

Finn Leggett

Owner & Guide

Where are you from? Creede, CO

When did you start fly fishing? I started fishing the Rio Grande and surrounding areas when I was a wee lil tot, basically before I can remember.

Guide experience: I’ve been guiding on the Rio Grande since 2019.

Wade or float guide: Both

Caiden Boyt

Head Guide

Where are you from? Northern Fort Collins, CO

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing around 8 years old. It was only when backpacking with my dad or uncle that I got to use a fly rod. Late high school and early college is when I really started thinking about taking fly fishing to the next level and helping others learn the sport.

Guide experience: I got my start guiding on the Upper Rio Grande River and have been guiding since 2016. From the headwaters to Del Norte is where my 70 mile office is located in the Spring and Summer. I head South in the fall and guide the Animas River and San Juan River after the Rio is wrapped up.

Wade or float guide: Both. I spend much more time in my 16’ Clacka than on my feet but I am not shy about strapping on the boots.

Rio Grande Angler head guide Caiden holds a massive brown trout while smiling ear to ear.
Rio Grande Angler guide Zach holds a large brown trout for his happy client smiling in the background.

Zach Janssen

Guide

Where are you from? Overland Park, KS

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing seriously when I was 10 years old and began working in the industry as a fly shop rat for K and K Flyfishers in Overland Park when I was 13.

Guide experience: I have guided all over the United States, from chasing warm water species in Kansas and trout on the White River in Arkansas, to steelhead on the Klamath River in California and trout and salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska. I’ve been on the Rio Grande for three years now.

Wade or float guide: Both

Ben Newman

Guide & Shop Support

Where are you from? Colorado Springs, CO

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing in 2012 on mostly the Deschutes, Sandy, Fall, Crooked, and Nehalem rivers in Oregon.

Guide experience: I guide on the Rio Grande and the surrounding areas. I’ve been lucky to fly fish all over the world, including Scotland, Belize, and even Israel!

Wade or float: Both

Rio grande angler fly fishing guide Ben smiles while holding a healthy rio grande river rainbow trout for the camera.
Rio Grande Angler guide Dallas holds a healthy rainbow trout over the bow of a drift boat on the Rio Grande River.

Dallas Beal

Guide & Shop Support

Where are you from? Valdosta, Georgia

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing in 2013.

Guide experience: This (2022) is my first season as a full-time guide!

Wade or float: Both

Logan Culver

Guide

Where are you from? Winfield, KS

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing in 1998

Guide experience: I moved to Colorado in 2012, bought a drift boat in 2013, and have been guiding on the Rio Grande since 2014.

Wade or float guide: Both

Rio grande angler fly fishing guide Logan holds a brown trout over the bow of boat in front of his large white dog.
Rio grande angler fly fishing guide Will holds a large cutbow trout from a lake near Creede, CO.

Will Cameron

Guide

Where are you from? Creede, CO

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing as a child with my father in the 90’s.

Guide experience: I began working at RGA in 2010, guiding the upper Rio Grande and surrounding creeks & lakes. 

Raymond Kemper

Shop Manager/Guide

Where are you from? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

When did you start fly fishing? I started fly fishing the upper Rio Grande basin at Broadacres Ranch in 1973

Guide experience: I joined the military in 1985 and was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I started guiding for a private ranch on the South Platte River that same year. In 2000 I moved to Creede, Colorado, and became the head guide for Broadacres Ranch. At that time, they were an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing destination. I guided there for almost ten years, then went to the Rio Grande Angler and have guided for them ever since. I have had the pleasure of going around the world 3 1/2 times and fished in some very exotic places, some courtesy of the military, places like Saudi Arabia, England, Alaska, Hawaii, Germany, Korea, and Honduras. I am also a very big fan of saltwater flyfishing. In my spare time, I also do filming for Sportsman’s news television, hunting and fishing. 

Wade or float guide: Both

Part Time Guides

A drift boat paddles down the Rio Grande River with dramatic fall scenery in the background.