Your name or any nicknames you have?

Sam/ Nick Name “Losco”

Where are you at in the world? Where will you be fishing this year?

I’m from Huntsville, Utah a ski town in-between three ski resorts an hour north of Salt Lake City.   I will be fishing locally on the Provo River near Park City, UT. I will be making very frequent trips to familiar water Montana (Madison river), Wyoming (Hams fork), Idaho (Henry’s Fork).   I will also be planning trips to NV and to fish Pyramid Lake.

sam holds up a nice rainbow trout

What river(s) and lake(s) do you guide/fish?

Locally I fish the Weber and Provo River.  But I have year licenses in all of the surrounding states such as Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Being out in the mountains of Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming is so gorgeous that it really doesn’t matter to me where I am fishing, anyone of these places are so beautiful and secluded that it’s a good day on the river wherever you are.

How long have you been guiding/fly fishing? 

I have been fishing my whole life, but really started to get into in the last 5 years of so.

What got you into fly-fishing? When did you start? 

I had a good friend of mine who got me into it in a serious manner.

Sam holds up a trout he caught

Why do you fly fish?  What does it “do” for you?

I have been fishing my whole life, but fly-fishing offered a unique challenge.  I never thought bait casting or spinner rod fishing was much of a challenge.  I enjoy that fly-fishing is super interactive and it takes an understanding and skill in order to catch fish regularly.  The challenge is what keeps me fishing.  The challenge of deceiving the fish and feeling that tug is addicting or sorts. Being able to toss a well-placed hopper off the bank and have it track on to an aggressive trout is something that I will probably always chase. 

If you own and use a Rod Vault, what do you like about you Rod Vault? 

I have had a rod vault for a couple of years now. Owning a rod vault I would say is one the best investments a person who fly-fishes can make.  Everyone knows fly-fishing is not a cheap hobby, investing in a rod vault ensures that your pricey rods are taken care of.  No more snapping your rod in the car door or having to poke it through a window.  The convenience of the rod vault is why I love it so much, showing up to a spot and beating everyone down to honey-hole is worth the investment to me.  (No more wasted time riggin’ up)  The only down side to having a rod vault is that all of your fishing buddies are going to want you to drive.

What is a piece of advice you want to give to other anglers or a tip/trick that has helped you grow as an angler?

“You can’t win em all”

Sam holds up a rainbow trout

Who has influenced you most as an angler?

My buddy Nick Toller out of Madison River Outfitters in West Yellowstone, Montana

What’s your favorite new piece of gear?

Patagonia Rio Gallagos Zip-Front Waders

What is your favorite fly? (To tie, or catch fish on?)

Chubby Chernobyle

Best catch of all time?

25” Rainbow trout

Sam holds up a nice brown trout

What’s your “Dream Trip”? 

Arctic Char in Alaska

What are some of the best places you’ve been fishing? 

Montana, Idaho, Wyoming

How do people follow you on social media or reach you?

Instagram : @_the realsamlosco_


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Jill Kana

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