Backcountry.com Feature

Originally appeared on Backcountry.com.

Photo:  William Woodward

Photo: William Woodward

Jean-Marie Bousquet

@thejeanbug

A Colorado native, Jean-Marie is all about the mountain lifestyle. She has combined her enthusiasm for the written word with the Outdoor Industry. When she’s not behind the desk at Smartwool, Jean can be found sipping on a good cup of coffee, fly-fishing, writing about fly-fishing or cooking up a meal over the campfire. She's probably planning her next fishing trip too.

Height: 5'
Weight: 120lbs

Jean’s Kit

Orvis River Guide Tech Gingham Long-Sleeve Shirt – size M
Redington Sonic-Pro Wader - size M
Coal Donner Hat – one size

Photo:  William Woodward

Photo: William Woodward

Catch & Release

Our trip payed off and wrapped up with snagging a trout as awesome as our surroundings. We were in it for the thrill of the chase rather than the meat, so we made sure to get our prize back in the water quickly. Prime time for activity is early mornings or late evenings, so take your time and take it all in. Even without a catch, the trip is well worth it.

“Everything about fly-fishing is an opportunity to learn something new—whether I’m trying to understand a new river or sitting down in front of a vise attempting a new pattern—it’s a constant reminder that I don’t have it all figured out and I believe that is what fuels my passion for the sport.” - Jean

Photo:  William Woodward

Photo: William Woodward