About Chad James
I’m Chad James… My passion and love for fly fishing all started after moving to Helena, MT to play Junior Hockey when I was 17. I Spent 2 yrs in Helena playing for the Bighorns, and 1 yr in Bozeman playing for the Icedogs. Fishing Montana’s spectacular waters after practice and on my days off was what I looked most forward to. After Juniors I hung the skates up & picked up the rod full time! The love I had for the game of hockey since I was 7 years old was over taken by the feel of my first tight line & bent rod from my first Cutty! I now reside back home in Colorado with my fiancé, Taylor and our newborn son, Drake. Colorado & Wyoming are my home waters, as I love exploring all they have to offer, as well as anywhere that has fish! I’m a full time Troutbum, learning and teaching fly fishing is what I live for! I can’t wait for my son to catch the bug I have.