Mat Guyman – Photographer-Fly Fisherman
I am a Fly Fishing junkie living and loving in northern Utah. I have been an outdoor enthusiast my whole life always loving the time spent in the mountains. I grew up in a small suburb of Ohio walking creeks and chasing the wild. Though it suited me fine I felt something was missing. When we hit the Rockies on the drive to Utah I realized what it was . As a young teen I embraced the mountains of Utah and found that missing piece to the puzzle and the rest is history.
The Wasatch front has me hooked with all the water and good people…the place is out of sight. The location is also one of the greatest advantages of living in the state and it is just a stones throw away from the best water the West has to offer. The backyard I like to call it. I have been into photography for most of my life, but it wasn’t until I found the river that I developed a serious passion for the glass. This lifestyle is my dream. Walking water, camping in the sticks, and chasing big Trout makes me happy. The photo is a way to trap the moment in time forever. There are few things I can compare to the emotions felt on the river, and living the “Fly Life”. This is a sport full of raw emotion, unfiltered, and straight up passion. These photos are the journey through my eyes. Enjoy the visuals and take a moment to breathe in the air because “this life is pretty alright.”