Professional Fishing Guide

Paul (Pablo) Russell

Paul was born and raised in Michigan.  Since he was able to walk he learned to appreciate the wonders of the great outdoors especially fishing.  After a family vacation to colorado he realized the mountains would be his home.  After graduating from the University of Denver with a degree in biology/biochemistry he decided a stuffy lab room was not for him and moved to Steamboat to "try" guiding for a year.  That was 1995.  In 2003 he started Yampa River Outfitters.  Paul is still as passionate about fishing as the first time he caught a fish and the first guide trip he ever took.  He lives and breathes fishing.  He is an accomplished fly tyer, a patient teacher, and a joy to be with on the water.  Paul is a SAGE elite member, a SIMMS ambassador, a Scientific Anglers pro staff member, and he teaches entomology at the local college.  A day on the water with Paul is a day you won't soon forget!