PRO STAFF

Tim Mansell

General Manager

Tim, an Idaho native, has been honing his fly fishing skills on Idaho rivers, spring creeks, and still waters for over 30 years. This intimate knowledge of Idaho’s waters has served as a springboard for his fishing adventures throughout the world, fishing for many varieties of fresh and saltwater species. Tim has spent the past 20 years working in the fly fishing industry where his knowledge and expertise bring the elements needed to offer top quality customer service to everyone who visits The Idaho Angler. In addition to being an excellent fly tier, Tim is an FFI Certified Casting Instructor and an outstanding guide. In 2012, Tim became a shareholder in the company.

ERIK EIKANGER

Customer Service/guide

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Erik spent most of his youth in the outdoors camping and fishing where his passion for fishing took hold of him. He also learned how to tie flies from his father at a young age and has spent many years honing his skills into becoming a savvy fly tier. Erik spent four summers working up in Ketchum, Idaho at Silver Creek Outfitters before joining the Idaho Angler. He brings with him a great knowledge of the South Fork of the Boise River.

JIM GOODMAN

CUSTOMER SERVICE

An Idaho native and Idaho State University graduate, Jim has spent his career in retail and joined The Idaho Angler staff after retiring from BSU. Jim is a lifelong outdoorsman and avid fisherman. His favorites are chasing rainbows on the South Fork of the Boise and casting to big browns on the Owyhee.

TOM GOVERNALE

CUSTOMER SVC / INSTRUCTOR

Tom has lived in Boise since 1984. He claims to have started fishing before memory and has no consciousness of ever not fishing, and therefore, believes he was born a fisherman! Tom has a passion for pursuing fish with a flyrod – cold, warm and saltwater species. He is a non-discriminating fly fisher and divides his time between rivers, lakes, oceans and cold and warm water. His fresh water catch list includes just about anything that swims – the five Pacific salmon, numerous trout species, grayling, char, whitefish, bass, bluegill, northern pike, carp catfish, garfish, rock bass, suckers, and many others. Saltwater species include bonefish, permit, Giant, Golden, Blue, Yellow and Silver Trevally, Trigger fish, shark, Jacks Barracuda, Puffer fish, and more! Tom is the lead fresh warm water consultant in the shop. In addition to his trout expertise, he enjoys guiding for smallmouth bass on the Snake River in the summer months.

Jake Thacker

Guide

Idaho born, fly fishing is a way of life for Jake. Helping fellow veterans is his passion, and connecting them with fly fishing is where he finds peace and purpose. Jake is an advocate for vetcrew.org.

DALE PENNECARD

Customer Service

Dale is originally from Whitefish, Montana, has lived in Boise since the 80’s and has been in the fly fishing business since the early 90’s. He is an avid hunter and fisherman with a vast knowledge of the recreational opportunities in the surrounding areas. While Dale is a dry fly “purist”, he has expertise on all aspects of fly fishing, and he can help you with any questions and share his valuable insight.

SUZANN CRIST

MARKETING

Montana-grown, Suzann has lived in Idaho for nearly two decades and loves to be on the water with rod in-hand as often as possible. 

SAXTON SCHAFFNER

Customer Service / Guide

Born and raised 5 miles from the Deschutes River near Warm Springs, Oregon fly fishing has been around Saxton his entire life. He attended college in Ontario, Oregon spending every minute of free time on our Owyhee waters and the Boise River. Choosing every vacation destination around Saltwater growing up he decided after college to spent a chapter of his life in the Florida Keys being a fly shop employee widening his skill of Saltwater fishing. Since returning to the NorthWest he became a guide back on his home waters in Central Oregon, and now is a part of the Idaho Angler team.

EMMA THOENNES

ADMIN

Emma is getting her feet wet with fly fishing and is excited to be learning about fly tying. 

She’s from Oregon and joined our admin team after graduating from BSU.

Brady Kallas

customer sVC / INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in Northern California, Brady grew up fishing for trout and stripers with a fly rod. Brady started working for the Idaho Angler in March 2021 and provides customer service and is also an FFI Certified Casting Instructor.

GEORGE CHEN

Customer Service

Raised in Idaho, George returned after retiring from a 30 year career as a Dentist in Northern California. During his career he was very involved with Reel Recovery and now Idaho2fly as a “buddy guide”, helping men fighting cancer experience the peace and serenity that flyfishing offers as part of their healing. Fishing and a love for nature has been his passion since he was a child and whether hiking to high mountain lakes, fishing salt water flats or hunting big trout on the blue ribbon rivers of Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and North California, George has always enjoyed sharing flyfishing with others.

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