Tim Drummond is from Longmont, Colorado and grew up on the Front Range with fishing in his blood. His Dad, a bamboo rod builder raised Tim on the area lakes and streams. One of his fondest memories growing up was to sit and watch his Dad at the vise, meticulously spinning works of art, it was so peaceful for him both his father and for Tim… and today those days and fond memories live on each day through Tim.
Tim knew fishing was something different for him at a young age, an escape to solitude, and often found himself breaking away from normal life just to be on the water. Tim made his way to the mountains in 2005 for good, and settled on the banks of the Eagle River where everything fly fishing was magnified. The river was his classroom and Tim took every opportunity to harvest knowledge nature delivers. Often bringing home jars of bugs collected from the stream bed Tim honed in on his fly tying skills and thought there was nothing cooler than catching a fish on a fly he tied himself.
In 2009 Tim pursued his passion for fishing, and called North Park, CO his home for the next 7 years. Here he honed his skills and began his professional career as a guide before moving over to Yampa Valley Anglers for the 2017 season. Tim has also been an Umpqua Signature Fly designer for the past 5 years, and takes pride in showing how to fish and tie his flies. His patterns are a direct reflection of his desire to be a professional in the industry, and nothing but quality service and education is what satisfies him most. Tim brings a new edge to the company with his fly tying skills and passion for entomology, and has 2 main goals when guiding; to catch some fish of course, and to teach somebody something new for their next adventure on the water.
Recently, Tim and his business partner Zak Pine developed a product line of his own, a tippent retention devise designed to eliminate line tangles, dry rot, and quitter stock bands. Check them out by visiting https://www.getadriftoutdoors.com/
As for fishing, we encourage you to get out with Tim as his passion is contagious. You’ll see fly fishing and entomology twisted into a beautiful experience on the many different waters he fishes.