Founder and Director of Operations for Bozeman, Montana-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (www.yellowdogflyfishing.com), Jim began working in the fly fishing industry at the age of 14. Over the years, he has worked as a guide, sales rep, travel coordinator, and as past National Sales Manager for Scientific Anglers. He has guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, and has fished throughout the world in over 25 different countries. In 2000, Jim founded Yellow Dog, a fly fishing booking company that has grown to become one of the largest entities in the fishing travel business. As Yellow Dog’s Director of Operations, Jim spends a lot of time scouting and researching destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. Aside from his ongoing work with Yellow Dog, Jim is also the co-founder and executive producer for Confluence Films, a film production company that released the fly fishing movies DRIFT (2008) and RISE (2009). Confluence’s new film – CONNECT – is scheduled for release in the fall of 2011.
Jim’s writings and photos and appeared in dozens of magazines and publications, and his photo work can be viewed at www.klugphotos.com. Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary and children Carson and Finn. He currently serves on the board of Montana’s Big Sky Youth Empowerment, Belize’s Turneffe Atoll Trust, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), and is the current Chairman of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA).