An avid fly fisher since childhood, Dr. George Patterson has served as President of the Wilderness Fly Fishers. His clinical work has enabled him to consult and fish in exotic locations worldwide. ‘Dr. George’, as his friends often call him, brings over 35 years as a licensed therapist to the beauty and exhilaration of wilderness fly fishing. His extensive experience includes psychotherapist, college instructor, international speaker and trainer in wellness and stress free living, relationships and substance abuse. His zest for living, irrepressible sense of humor and dedication as a family man who understands, empower his teaching into a joyful, life-changing experience… creating seminars packed with learning and fun. More information about his background is available at The Patterson Therapy Center.
Joe is one of George’s many converts to fly fishing. He is a best selling author of books on mental well-being, including: ‘The Serenity Principle,’ ‘Slowing down to the Speed of Life’ (with Richard Carlson),’The Speed Trap: Avoiding the Frenzy of the Fast Lane,’ ‘Slowing Down to the Speed of Love’ and ‘Fearproof Your Life.’ Joe has been a psychotherapist for 25 years, consultant to industry and healthcare organizations, seminar leader and trainer of professionals. His books are in 60 countries and he frequently travels around the world teaching, as well as fitting in fly fishing and other fun things whenever possible. For more about Joe Bailey, visit www.joebaileyandassociates.com.
Our policy is to provide one professional guide per two anglers. We choose our locations and the guides based upon experience, training, and reputation. We choose guides who not only know where the fish are, but who are skilled in communicating the techniques and teaching the skills needed to help you enjoy your trip.