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Jeff and Jan Cottrell

AKA – Jeffe and Mom

Jeff and Jan are our Lodge Managers. Married now for 14 years, they bring a creative touch to both lodge locations. We refer to Jan as ‘Mother Jan’ and let me tell you, she will not hold back in letting you know what needs to be done. Love these two; Yes they work for us, but more than that they are friends, salt of the earth and REAL people. We are incredibly fortunate to have them in the family.

Jeff has been around the fly fishing game for a LONG time. With over 28 years in the Industry participating in all dimensions of operation from 17 years in Tierra Del Fuego, 7 years in the Kola Peninsula as a guide to 8 years in Colorado guiding on the famed waters to owning a Fly Shop and to now managing both Black Bear Lodge and The Steelhead Ranch, Jeff is a seasoned veteran. Aside from all of that, he has raised more Klick Steelies on a dry fly than anyone I know!