Growing up in the Gallatin Valley, Patrick’s passion for Montana and its special places are in his DNA. After college he returned home to Montana to fulfill his dream of being a writer, a fishing guide, and soccer coach—and has enjoyed success in all three. He has authored six books, including Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fly Fishing and Montana On the Fly: An Angler’s Guide and his work has appeared in The Drake, Big Sky Journal, Mountain Outlaw, Montana Outdoors, and others. He founded Montana Fishing Outfitters in 2000 and in 2018 handed it off to his business partner. From 2012 through early 2019, with the help from his great staff, he resurrected Gallatin River Guides in Big Sky, which he sold in early 2019. Pat is also a member of the Winston Rods and ClackaCraft Drift Boats pro staff. He’s fished in southern Africa, the Seychelles, Patagonia, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States. He is thrilled to be part of Yellow Dog. He is also ready to take on his next soccer challenge of coaching his two young daughters, but he and his wife, Brandy, would only ever consider missing a daughter’s soccer match to chase permit on the flats.