Lance Egan

Fly Fisher, Fly Tier, Guide, Instructor

Lance Egan has had a passion for fly-fishing for more than 27 years and has made a career of fly-fishing.  Having worked for an all tackle store, 2 independent fly shops, and 12 years with Cabelas he has worked with thousands of anglers and aided each in learning more about the fish they intend to catch, along with teaching them the benefits and advantages of various types of tackle and rigging. All the while, Lance has been a student of the sport and continues to learn about the intricacies of fishing. Currently, Lance works for Fly Fish Food, an online and storefront fly-fishing retailer in Orem, Utah, as the shop manager.  

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Adaptive Fly Fishing: Strategies for Diverse Water Types

Lance Egan has had a passion for fly fishing for close to three decades. After representing Fly Fishing Team USA in 13 world championships this guy has experienced just about every fishing situation one might encounter. Listen in to hear how Lance breaks down a river into distinct water types including pools, riffles, runs, pocket water, glides, bank-side lies, and eddies and learn his methods for hooking up effectively in each water type.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • How do you fight the wind and get nymphs down fast?
  • What are your 'go to' tactics for productive summer fishing?
  • When fishing a new river for the first time, what are the steps and observations you take to fish it?
  • How do you improve your hookups when using dry flies?
  • What water types are best fished using euro nymphing techniques?
  • What type of vest or pack do you prefer?
  • How do you rig up your net for each access?
  • What are the options for fishing riffles?
  • What is the best approach and presentation for fishing bank-side lies?

In addition to his fly shop duties he is a part-time fly-fishing guide and instructor, a Signature Fly Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, and, Lance, along with Devin Olsen, and Gilbert Rowley created instructional fly-fishing videos available as digital downloads from or as DVD’s (Modern Nymphing, Modern Nymphing Elevated, and Adaptive Fly Fishing). Lance lives in Lehi, Utah, with his wife, Autumn, and their two children.

Lance is a 3-time National Fly-Fishing Champion, 2-time ESPN Great Outdoor Games Fly-Fishing Champion, Fly-Fishing Masters Champion, Teva Mountain Games Fly-Fishing Champion, 3-time Utah Single Fly Champion and a current member of Fly-Fishing Team USA. With Team USA, Lance has represented America 13 times at the World Fly-Fishing Championships and is a 3-time World Fly-Fishing Championships medalist (1 Team Silver, 1 Team bronze, and 1 individual bronze).

Lance is a pro staff member of Scientific Anglers, Hyde Drift Boats, Flycraft USA, Tacky Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Chronicles TV, and often works with various fly-fishing companies to help design rods, lines, waders, boots etc.


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