About Fin and Fire

Fin And Fire, LLC
1604 S Hwy 97 #12, Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 548-1503
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Reed Teuscher
Shop Manager / Fishing

A native Oregonian, Reed might have started growing gills in his neck and roots out of his toes as much as fishing and the outdoors has always been part of his life. He’s fished since he could walk and fly fished since he was 5. Growing up with the McKenzie River, upper Willamette River, and their tributaries as his adolescent backyard, countless hours were spent searching for trout and chasing deer and elk in the hills. The Oregon High Desert was just a short drive from his childhood home, so the upper Deschutes and Fall River, Gold, Davis, Hosmer and East Lake, and Crane Prairie reservoir were favorites as well. Moving to Central Oregon in 2000 was the beginning of his Steelhead addiction with Spey rods. Much of that decade was spent searching for that elusive “unicorn” on the lower Deschutes, Santiam, John Day, Grande Ronde, and his favorite, the North Umpqua. This decade has been marked by fishing tropical locations like the Bahamas, Belize, Florida, and the Sea of Cortez targeting saltwater species like Bonefish, Roosterfish, Tarpon and Permit. Still, some of Reeds favorites include locations in Montana, Idaho, and Alaska with bow hunting being recently added as a new addiction.

Reed took over the helm at Fin & Fire in 2010. As General Manager, he has helped steer Fin & Fire from its humble roots in downtown Redmond, to its move to the current location, and then the expansion into the Central Oregon lifestyle store it is today. Even though Fin & Fire is one of the most diverse and well stocked fly fishing specialty stores you will ever visit, Reed will tell you that the strength of the store lies in the quality and experience of the staff that works here. Without them and their knowledge, Fin & Fire wouldn’t be a fraction of the incredible store it is today. Reed also has a passion for sharing his love of fly fishing and the outdoors with his customers, friends, and loved ones. With a lifetime of fishing experience and knowledge, and 15+ years of working in a fly shop, he is brimming with information to be shared.

Paul Snowbeck
Gear Expert / Fishing Guide

From the trout streams of Montana and Idaho to Paul’s homewaters of the Deschutes and the Metolius, to chasing silver bullets wherever they may roam, Paul gets excited every time he hits the water. Growing up in Alaska his family fished every weekend during the summer.

Now many years later, fly fishing has become not just a hobby but a way of life. Through his camera lens and guiding anglers on the spectacular rivers here in Central Oregon, Paul loves sharing his passion for fish and their environment. Watching the excitement of others catch their first trout on a guided trip and helping customers in our world-class fly shop is something that Paul feels blessed to be a part of.

John Van Burger
Gear Expert/Fishing Guide

John is a retired educator and fly fishing extraordinaire. While the school year was reserved for teaching and coaching, summers were always reserved for fishing. Most notably, John guided most summers out of Dillingham, Alaska in the Wood Tickchik area. For more than 15 years now, John has been fishing the rivers and lakes of Central Oregon and is excited for the challenge fly fishing continually brings. He currently lives in Bend, with his beautiful wife Carol.

Daniel Bacuyani
Gear Expert

Daniel is as close as it comes to being a fish himself. Though his first love was surfing on the beaches off the coasts of California, he has since found the rivers of Central Oregon as a place to restore and replenish the soul.

With beginnings rooted in Tenkara and single hand fly rods, Daniel has since expanded his horizons to include two-handed rods primarily in the pursuit of the elusive steelhead. When not taking care of his sons Hudson and Bentley, or working on his Spey casts, Daniel can be found fishing on the myriad Central Oregon waters anticipating the next connection with one of nature’s extraordinary creatures. On most weekends, you can find Daniel on the shop floor as he’s an excellent resource for customers interested in adding to their rod quiver or picking out flies for the river.

Dave Hogan
Gear Expert/Fishing Guide

Dave grew up tromping all around the state of Oregon, not always fishing but always exploring. His love of boating rivers landed him in Idaho guiding the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church Wilderness, guiding weeklong trips in the densest wilderness in the lower 48. That was over 2 decades ago.

Once Dave moved back to Oregon, he began guiding on the Sandy, and Clackamas rivers through Welches, learning from steelhead guides throughout the Northwest and now he’s quite the expert. Spending majority of his time on the lower Deschutes fishing and guiding for trout and summer steelhead, he and his wife decided to relocate to Central Oregon. Most days Dave is on the water, floating the local rivers or swapping stories of his fishing adventures from the Dean in British Columbia down to Belize chasing the Grand Slam. Dave finds himself to be very fortunate to be where he is in life. He has a great, supportive wife, good friends and a job he loves!

Travis Lucas
Gear Expert/Fishing Guide

Born, raised and currently residing in Bend, Oregon I didn't find Fly Fishing until I traveled the world as a World Cup Downhill Mountain Bike mechanic. From Africa, to the Alps, down to South America I began to hear about people traveling from far and wide to my home town of Bend, Oregon simply to fly fish our local waters. They would speak of searching for elusive Steelhead, running out of backing on Bull Trout and spending countless air miles trying to time the Salmon Fly hatch. Truly it wasn't until I traveled a far that I was able to come home and fall in love with our precious waters and habitats for not only wild fish but for fly fishermen alike.

Since those early moments of learning to read water and swing a fly, I feel as though the connection I have with my surroundings has never been stronger. I feel that with that connection I have become and ambassador to not only the sport as a guide, but as a steward to the environment. The rush of skating a fly in front of a Steelhead and watching the violent take only helps to drive home the passion of protecting what is wild and preserving that for generations to come.

Nathan Hadfield
Gear Expert/Fishing Guide

Some of Nathan’s earliest memories are of casting bait trying to catch the elusive Rainbow Trout of his youth. Riding his bicycle, with training wheels still attached, to his local Willamette Valley river are still some of his fondest childhood memories. Nathan moved to Central Oregon in 2003 and worked in the cable industry for 10 years before pursuing his ultimate passion of the outdoors. He’s been fortunate enough to travel numerous locations worldwide fishing. Whether it’s Mexico, Belize, or Hawaii, every trip has felt like his first fishing adventure. These days, when he’s not in the shop, you can find him spending time with his family, out on our local waters, or up in the mountains chasing big game with a bow in hand. Stop in to let him share with you his extensive knowledge of fishing and hunting opportunities in Central Oregon.

James Skinner
Gear Expert/Fishing Guide

Born and raised in Redmond, James has been fishing since he could walk and fly fishing since he was 8. Now in college, James enjoys his home waters of the Crooked and Deschutes Rivers, and Cascade high lakes fisheries where he spends most of his angling adventures. When James isn’t fishing or in class, he is also an avid waterfowl and big game hunter. James looks forward to spending his summers guiding in Alaska so he can continue his journey in fly fishing. You’re likely to find James in the shop on the weekends helping customers with all their outdoor needs. He loves helping people catch fish because he knows what a special moment it is.