The FishHound Story
FishHound is named lovingly after our hound dog: Hatch. Hatch was found as a puppy on the side of the road after a great day of fishing & catching an incredible may-fly hatch, thus his name sake. The company is a product of veteran guides Adam Cuthriell and Dave Repta "Reps" and of course their loving wives. We have over thirty years of combined guiding experience all over the world, but have made our home here in the great state of Alaska.
Our Alaska Fishing Guides & Crew:
Co-owner & Alaska fishing guide Adam Cuthriell has been chasing fish on a fly for his clients all over North America and Kamchatka for the last 15 years. His excitement, passion, & knowledge for all things with fins is equaled only by his love of the river. The years of experience helps us adapt to our clients individual needs and learning styles to make their progression in fishing excel whether that be learning to hold a fly rod for the first time or perfect the perfect Double-spey. When not in the river Adam can be found chasing water it in its other form... Snow! Throughout the great state of Alaska and all its snowy peaks via split-board, snow machine, or ice axes. He is also a state of Alaska EMT and active member on Girdwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue.
"Reps" & Gwenn
Co-owner & Alaska fishing guide Dave Repta or "Reps" as he is known in the Alaskan fishing scene. Reps has been fishing Alaskan waters from Kodiak to the Brooks Range for the last 32 years. While guiding hundreds of clients from around the world the last 15 years, his ability to read water and put you on the fish can't be matched.
Reps wife Gwenn will be working behind the scenes baking fresh cookies, breads, tasty treats and amazing home made jellies for you on the river, and does all the packing and shipping for our expedition trips. We couldn't do all this without her!
Fishing guide Jay Allyn grew up in Washington State fishing, camping and hiking in the forests, mountains and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Spending every opportunity to cast a line in the water, caught his first trout at age 3 and first salmon by 7. Jay has a B.A. in Recreation Leadership from Western Washington University and has been guiding wilderness sea kayaking and rafting trips for 7 years. He moved to Alaska in 2012 and became captivated by its wild beauty and big fish. 25 years of experience developing knowledge and a passion for trout, char and salmon, is brought to his guiding and finding the fish. When not chasing big rainbows year-round in Alaska rivers, you can find Jay kayaking around glaciers, instructing skiing at Alyeska or is finding a secret powder stash in the backcountry!
Our newest guide will have his bio up soon!
Hatch the FishHound & Rado
Hatch is our very own FishHound. He grew up on a boat, and always makes sure that everyone out on the river knows we have arrived. He enjoys bellowing at animals up trees, is brave enough to keep bears at bay, and enjoys a river side crunchy or two.
Rado is the newest member to the FishHound crew- but a year old he had already spent more days on the snow and water than most people ever get to! He's a great boat dog, loves sun bathing and digging holes while everyone is busy fishing. He's great with kids, and a real joy to have along on float trips.
If you ever come out on a FishHound trip its fairly likely you might be hanging with one of these lovely furry faces!
Kat is the lady behind the scenes. She does everything from accounting, to web work, photography, and everything in-between.
Kat is new to fishing, but has a great love for water, and spends her summers hanging out on her paddle board, rowing boats (she can row you into a fish for sure!), and taking photographs while on the river. When she's not working on FishHound projects she's busy running the retail store out at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
In Memory of Sky & Char
Sky, like Hatch grew up on water, and had probably fished more rivers than most anglers. She was truly a water dog, and though in her old age (14) she tended to prefer cozy blankets to long river trips, she still loved grabbing a crunchy or two on the side of the river from time to time. We miss you itty bitty. 01/15/2016
Char was such a light in our fishy lives. She was a staple on many of our trips, and was always excited to meet our clients. Char was an excellent fishing dog and loved her spot on the boat as it is rowed down the river, but her heart really lied as a duck dog. We'll miss you sweet girl 06/30/17