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.


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.



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.


Lead Guide & Instructor

For over 30 years, fly fishing has been an obsession for Chris. He has been guiding clients for trout and steelhead for the last 18 years, and has been the head guide and lead classroom instructor at Idaho Angler for the last 10 years. Chris loves putting people on trout and steelhead and helping everyone have fun while doing it! One of his best attributes is that he is a patient teacher. You will really enjoy spending time with Chris on the water or learning with him in the classroom.

Jake Thacker


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


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.



Tom came to Idaho Angler after a very noteworthy career in Parks and Recreation, having spent the last 21 years as the City of Boise’s Superintendent of Parks.  A life-long fly fisher, Tom is our stillwater expert. He’s especially fond of large and smallmouth bass.  Tom carries his experience and love for the sport into the classroom.

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