Paul Vertrees started his tenkara guiding career here at RIGS Fly Shop in 2012, traveling each summer to the Western Slope to guide tenkara trips on our regional waters. He became an active voice in the tenkara community throughout Colorado, representing RIGS with talks at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, Zen Fly Fishing Tenkara Winter Series and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. With the goal of expanding peoples understanding of the beautiful simplicity of tenkara and how perfectly it works in our region, he furthered his guiding experience over the next three years in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. He was an instrumental piece in our Tenkara Weekend Getaway series and the exploration of our backcountry tenkara trips.
We were blessed to have such an interesting character that is truly dedicated to the sport as well as the backcountry. We wish Paul all the best in his new guiding endeavors a little closer to home.
Thank you Paul for your solid presence as a voice in our shop, as a guide and as a fellow angler. You will be missed.
Tim, Heather and the RIGS Team