OUR TEAM

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Brett Pennington

OWNER / OPERATOR

I was born in the Lower Mainland and shortly afterwards, my family and I made the move to Kelowna. Since then, I have grown a strong passion for the outdoors. Having some of the best stillwater fisheries in the world, I quickly became obsessed with fly fishing. I have spent countless hours, on many different lakes, and yet, I am still driven for that next take. Fly fishing is an ever-evolving sport that has allowed me to grow into the angler that I am today. I strive to share my knowledge and develop anglers across the world. If I am not on the construction site helping people build their forever homes, I am on the water, expanding my knowledge in the fishing industry. It’s a dream of mine to share unforgettable memories on the water with the best of people. 

Casey Groves

owner / guide

I was born and raised in Kelowna BC. Being raised in the Okanagan I grew up with 100’s of lakes at my fingertips. My preferred style of fishing would be Fly Fishing, there is just nothing like it. I have been Fly Fishing for well over a decade now. Any day I have off, you will find me out on our pristine local Stillwater lakes or our local river systems chasing BC’s beautiful Rainbow Trout.

Growing up, I was a handful. I remember the day when I made my first fishing escape. I must have been 4-5 years old. I grabbed my fishing rod, my tackle box and snuck out of the garage then crossed the street over to our neighbors Koi pond. Many goldfish were caught! As we say, “The tug is the drug” and those first tugs developed into this lifelong love I have for fishing. If I could do one thing for the rest of my life, I would be fishing or taking people fishing. 

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Jordan Oelrich

guide

Jordan’s adventure began with Interior Fly Fishing Co. in late 2017, and though Jordan has transitioned out of the ownership role, he remains active in assistance with marketing and as a fishing guide.

The constant pursuit for new fly fishing ventures has led Jordan to a multitude of destinations including Belize and southern Costa Rica in pursuit of Tarpon, Bonefish and any flats species that will chase a fly as well as steelhead across the Pacific Northwest.

A dad of two, Jordan is the owner of Fly Fish University, and co-founder of Stillwater Fly Fishing Academy. He is also a published photographer and writer on the topics of fly fishing and tying.”

BRENNAN LUND

guide

Hi, my name is Brennan Lund I have guided with Interior Fly Fishing Co. for the past three seasons. I grew up on Vancouver Island fly fishing for trout, Steelhead, and salmon. This is where my love for fly fishing began and it allowed me to pursue guiding careers across the province, including six seasons in the East Kootenays, and two seasons on the Bulkley river. I have competed on the Canadian National fly fishing team and have many accomplishments under my belt including a 1st place finish at the North American Loch Style Championships and a 7th place finish at the Youth World Fly Fishing Championship in Vail, Colorado in 2015. My love for fishing and the outdoors led to me to my Bachelors of Natural Resource Science at Thompson Rivers University. I have lived in Kamloops since 2015, and when I am not fishing, I am hunting.

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cameron paille

guide

From a young age, Fly fishing has been instilled into my life. My father invested many years on the water and in hand, passed it down to me. My passion for fly fishing turned into what some may call an addiction at the age of Seventeen as I got my first truck and boat. Since then, I have spent hundreds of days learning, studying and perfecting the sport we all love of fly fishing. I am an avid fly tier, and my evenings seem to be heavily consumed by this portion of the sport. Besides still waters, I have a background in swinging flies for steelhead and salmon in northern BC.
In the off season I often find myself bow hunting, shed hunting and backpacking throughout the interior region. My passions are found in the outdoors, and I look forward to sharing my experiences. 

Jason Bell

guide

My name is Jason! I was born and raised in Southern Ontario and have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in Geography and Environmental Management. I have been passionate about fishing ever since I could hold a rod in my hands. I will fish for anything that swims in lakes, rivers, and under the ice. I started my roots as a guide in Northern Ontario focusing on Bass, Pike, Walleye, and Brook trout. I moved to Kelowna in 2018 and started working at Trout Waters Fly and Tackle. Since then I have dialled in and further developed my true passion within the sport: fly fishing! I am extremely interested in aquatic entomology and enjoy tying flies in my free time. I love to spend time on the water with great people, and am out every possible moment I can!

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CAMERON COATES

guide

Local to Chase, BC, Cam was born and raised on traditional Secwépemc territory. His connection to his traditional lands and experiences over a lifetime of outdoor recreation have fostered his passion for our natural resources. This passion combined with his extensive guiding experience in both British Columbia and the Northwest Territories makes Cam the perfect fit for the Interior Fly Fishing Co. Cam’s techniques today are as a result of closely monitoring the evolution of classic still-water tactics in combination with a lifetime spent targeting trophy trout throughout BC’s interior.

Corey dunbar

MEDIA / ADVERTISING 

My name is Corey and I was spawned right here in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. Living as an avid outdoorsguy and a passion for all things primitive has kept my gear dirty and my face hairy. Happiest on the water, you can find me chasing rainbows with my amazing wife, Lauren, and my furry companion, Arlo. When I'm not on the chrome pursuit I'll likely be in the backcountry hunting or sitting around the fire with a beer poorly singing along to a Merle Haggard tune.

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