About Square Tail Angler Guides

24" Wild Brown in February
Jonathan Bunker
Owner / Head Guide

Although I do not recall the time, I am told my father hiked with me on his back at 10 weeks old. From that point on I have had a deep passion for the outdoors. I was handed a fly rod at the age of 10 and have yet to put it down. My passion, or what some might say “my obsession” for fly fishing has brought me to many areas of North America where I have learned to sharpen my skills and knowledge on many varieties of water.

I grew up on the Deerfield and Millers Rivers, exploring every riffle and run, hiking miles along the riverbank to catch trout that rarely saw another fisherman. A trout’s menu may remain the same for weeks or change daily, but either way requires multiple seasons of year-round angling and observation to consistently entice these big brutes to run you into your backing.

I have been guiding on these waters since 2010, initially as a wade guide until I realized the greater opportunity and potential that drift boats encompass for clientele success and enjoyment on these rivers. Thus, my guiding has been directed solely to the use of our 13′ Aire rafts with custom NRS fishing frames. The accessibility to remote sections of these rivers is not only a joy to float through, but offers more chances at absolutely spectacular brutes, some easily in excess of 6 lbs.