Coach Ben DeMers has a storied guiding career in Missoula, almost as long as his basketball career! Having tremendous success at local Sentinel High School, Ben went on to play for The University of Montana Men’s Basketball Team, and was a member of the ’74-’75 Hall of Fame Team (who lost by only two points to UCLA, the eventual NCAA National Champions under legendary Coach John Wooden…for you Basketball Fans). Ben also coached Missoula’s Big Sky High School Girls Basketball Team to two consecutive state championships in ’87 and ’88. As an angler, Ben grew up on these rivers. As a guide since 1986, Ben is gentle and patient, eager to help you have a great experience as one of our Missoula Fly Fishing Guides. During the off season you can find Ben working to improve our local fisheries as a member of the Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited, or inviting you into his wall tent for conversation and general mayhem at elk camp.