RP Outside is operated and owned by professional flyfishing guide Rob.Rob’s obsession with fly fishing began in his early teens after discovering his late father’s fiberglass Phillipson fly rod and taking it out to the backyard and learning to cast. After years of catching tree limbs and blades of grass, and daydreaming of fish like those in the pages of Field & Stream he finally got someone to actually take him fishing on the water. And what did he catch? Tree limbs and grass!
After the school years, Rob worked nights so he could fish during the day. Exploring the Housatonic and Farmington rivers in Connecticut as well as the salty Long Island Sound were great, but Rob kept wondering – how can I make a living sharing the fun of catching fish on a fly rod? He started guiding part-time, then quit his job to guide full time, got kicked out of the house by his ex-wife, bought a new puppy, met a new, awesome and VERY understanding girl, took delivery of a new Clackacraft and dove into his new profession head first.
After years of guiding in the East on the Housatonic and Delaware rivers, going west to guide on the Missouri, managing a fly shop in CT and working as a manufacturers rep, the call of the West dragged him, his now wife, Pam, and his black Lab Shang to the Tetons and High Country Outfitters, one of the finest fly shops and outdoor stores in the country. He also guides on a limited basis, proud to show of his “home” waters – the Snake River through Jackson Hole, the South Fork of the Snake in Idaho, the Green River, Flat Creek and numerous streams in Yellowstone National Park.