By Laurie Lane
Meet board member Jeff Picard, originally from Oregon and Washington. Jeff grew up spin fishing. Enticed while watching a local TV show 21 years ago about the Yakima River, he decided to give fly fishing a try. He never looked back. Jeff was hooked, and the fly fishing Picard family was born!
Jeff and his dad were given a trip with a Bitterroot outfitter from his wife and mom. That sealed his fate and, in 2012, he moved his family to Montana. Fly fishing engages Jeff with his surroundings and, he is part of TU because, without a committed population for conservation, the future of outdoor activities is not guaranteed.
Join Jeff and WSCTU - There is a place for everyone at any skill level. You'll be rewarded with many fishing tales. Jeff's favorite book is The Trout Whisperers about two eccentric fly fishers 25th fishing anniversary in Montana. Jeff's wife won the Orvis wader package from Blackfoot River Outfitters during the 2020 banquet. Oh, and if you need an RV to go along with your fishing trips, just ask for Jeff at Bretz.