Missoula Fly Shop Staff

Derek Vitiello

Multi-species Expert, Self-Proclaimed Meat Chucker,

Favorite River To Fish in Missoula: Anything that requires a hike and preferably a backpack

Favorite thing about fishing in Montana: The diversity of fisheries

How long have you been here: February 2024

Favorite Flies to Fish: Anything with palmered marabou or bunny strip

Favorite Flies to Tie: Lunch Money and Double Fuego

Best part about working in the Fly Shop: Learning from your customers

Favorite product in the shop: the MASSIVE streamer selection

Memorable moment on river: A 4 day backpacking trip into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Greatest fishing of my life..

Favorite Question Asked in shop: “How can I get into streamer fishing?

What do you do when you are not in the shop: Hiking, backpacking, or probably fishing

Rod: Scott Centric

Line: SA Infinity Taper or Airflo Shovelhead

Reel: Ross Animas

Tippet: Scientific Anglers

Boat: The one I’m not rowing

Beer: Montucky Cold Snacks

Missoula Fly Shop Staff