Matt Wilhelm’s passion for fly fishing began at age 11 on the banks of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan. Since then Matt has spent his life learning, and sharing with others the sport of fly fishing. Matt resides in Livingston, Montana and is a co-owner of the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School where he instructs and guides people of all ages and abilities with the goal of getting them hooked on fly fishing, and protecting their aquatic resources.
The goal of the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School is to develop confident and competent fly fishers by giving them the knowledge and the skills they need to pursue fish with a fly. In the sport of fly fishing learning and discovery never ceases. Whether you are a beginner, or experienced fly fisher, join us at the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School and learn for a lifetime!
He is also the Education Director for the Center for Aquatic Nuisance Species (CANS). His duties include developing educational materials and programs for youth and adults that focus on stopping the spread of aquatic nuisance species and keeping our waters healthy. He also is the fly fishing coordinator for Montana’s Hooked on Fishing program where he plans and implements fly fishing education programs that reach close to 7,000 kids per year.
- Thread: 3/0 to match
- Hook: Dai Riki #710 streamer hook
- Tail: Olive marabou
- Body: Verigated Chenille
- Wing: Rabbit super strip
- Legs: Black rubber bands
- Hackle: Hen hackle
- Eyes: Medium barbell eyes