Giacoletto

Giacoletto

Guide / Outdoor Writer

Alec grew up in Yellowstone as a native to the region. He grew up between Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming and rotated between all states the Great Yellowstone Ecosystem touches. From a young age, he fell in love with fishing. His parents often joke that he was “born with a rod in his hand.” His dad, an avid fisherman, taught Alec to cast a fly rod at ten years old.

In high school, he turned to fly fishing as his preferred angling technique, as it claimed a permanent place among his priorities. Even while serving in the U.S. Army, which involved a 2013 Afghanistan deployment, Alec found time for fly fishing. Stationed at Fort Drum, New York (in upstate New York), he pursued numerous cold and warm freshwater fish species. He fell in love with chasing smallmouth bass with a fly rod in particular. After the Army, Alec attended Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. To fill his summers, he worked as a fly shop retail employee, fly shop manager, and fly fishing guide (out of West Yellowstone, Montana, and Bozeman).

Trout competed with school for his top priority during these years, resulting in countless memories of chasing fish across southwest Montana, Yellowstone Park, Idaho, and Wyoming. From 2021-2022, after graduating college, Alec returned to Cody, Wyoming and guided two full seasons. In 2022, he made a career shift and started teaching high school English, along with coaching basketball, while also launching an outdoor content writing career specifically focused on fly fishing stories and projects. Alec has a love for fishing and teaching others the sport of fly fishing. His life’s work is to inspire others to grow relationships with our amazing fisheries and protect them for future generations.