Matt Happe (Happy)
Matt grew up in Nebraska - corn fields and dirt roads. In 1998 he moved to Utah to snowboard the "Greatest Snow on Earth". In those 1st Utah years he was exposed to the fly rod and the hook was set. Mayfly Guide Service is his 3rd successful Utah company. Matt enjoys hunting, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and dirt biking. He is married to his lovely wife Shannon and together they have 1 little girl, Zoe. He now knows what "Daddy's Girl" really means.
Matt's priority is to make sure that your expectations are exceeded and your trip is a huge success. If this is your 1st or 500th trip, spending the day with Mayfly Guides will be one you won't forget.
Cody has over 20 years of fly fishing experience. His love of fly fishing started at a young age and progressed into the passion he has today. Born and bred in Ohio, Cody learned to fly fish on the rivers and lakes of the midwest. He then moved to Utah to pursue both his career in aerial skiing and degree at University of Utah. During his ten years spent in Park City, Cody had pursued and studied every stretch of water he could get close to.
Soon after graduating from the "U", Cody became the director of the Squaw Valley Freestyle Team in Lake Tahoe California. In his 8 year run as director Cody coached all skill levels from first timers to US Ski Team athletes. He also kept his fly fishing skills sharp in the summer while running his own guide service on the Truckee river. He now teaches a fly fishing course at the University of Utah.
Looking for that easy honey hole or wanting to take the road less traveled? Cody will get you there.
Hometown: Pelham NH/ Park City, UT
Years fly fishing: 7 on the fly. Big bass guy since 11yes old (Placid days)
Years guiding: 4
Favorite fish to chase: Nocturnal Brown Trout
Favorite hatch: Mouse
Favorite thing to do outside of fly fishing: Freestyle Skiing
2018 Olympian, 7 years on World Cup, US Ski Team Member. International traveler with Skis and a Fly rod
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Years fly fishing: 15
Years guiding: 2
Favorite fish to chase: Large Brown Trout
Favorite hatch: Hopper
Favorite thing to do outside of fly fishing: Ride Pow
Avi cofounded a recycling company in Philadelphia, PA and grew the business for 15 years until the draw of life in the mountains and rivers became too much to ignore.
Avi hired Mayfly Guides shortly after moving to Park City, met Cody, and for the next couple of years spent most of his days (and some nights) chasing Cody around the rivers and streams of Utah and Wyoming.
His passion for fishing and appreciation for time spent on a river is contagious and his “stoke” passes through to whoever he sharing the day with.
When winter rolls around, Avi spends almost every day on his snowboard or split board exploring mountains.
Hometown: CINCINNATI, OHIO
Years fly fishing: 22 YEARS
Years guiding: 13 YEARS
Favorite fish to chase: BIG ONES
Favorite hatch: CADDIS
Favorite thing to do outside of fly fishing: SPENDING TIME WITH HIS DAUGHTER
PETER LOVES CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE AND SHARING HIS PASSION FOR FLY FISHING AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
Mark Cooper (Coop)
Hometown: Greenwich, CT.
Years fly fishing: 25
Years guiding: 13
Favorite fish to chase: Redfish
Favorite hatch: Yellow Sallies
Favorite thing to do outside of fly fishing: Hanging with family and friends
Coop is a seasoned veteran. You can find him day in and day out on the river. His years of guiding experience shows on those difficult days. Catching fish is never a question with Mark, its how many can you handle.