Born and raised in Colorado, Curt Schaumburg has been fly fishing since he was 12 years old. Taking his love for the sport even further, Curt began guiding and competing in fly fishing 12 years ago and has been guiding here in the Bristol Bay Area for the last 5 of those years.
Growing up chasing Rainbow trout all over the Midwest one could assume that his favorite species to catch was trout…and you would be correct, though stalking steelhead and slaying Sockeye are a very close tie as well.
When not guiding in Alaska he can be found teaching classes at local fly shops and ski resorts. As a certified casting instructor he is always willing to lend a hand and help improve your casting in any conditions. When he’s not teaching classes on fly tying, stream entomology, swift water rescues, avalanche safety and recovery, snowboarding, doing presentations of fishing techniques of Alaska, or volunteering with wounded vets, he can be found bouncing down a dirt road in his Jeep with his dogs hanging out the windows in search of new water to fish.
Always prepared for his trips there’s not much you won’t find in his boat aside from bananas and an ego. Humble and with a great sense of humor Curt takes his job very seriously to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time while catching fish. When asked what his strengths as an Alaskan guide were, his response was, “Patience. Being able to adapt. Observant, that’s important. Being able to recognize when someone isn’t having a good time, or is struggling and being able to fix it. Oh yeah, and I haven’t been eaten by a bear yet! So, there’s that!”
You can read more about Curt Schaumburg on his Facebook and Instagram pages: the Bearded Fly