A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Blake Yorde spent his formative years exploring the wealth of fisheries the northwoods have to offer. Blake credits his Grandfather for instilling in him the art of fishing and the skill of patience from a very young age. His angling pursuits have since taken him on adventures from the local waters of Minnesota and Wisconsin to the streams of Montana and glacial rivers of Alaska.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2006, Blake spent several years honing his skills as a fishing and whitewater rafting guide in Alaska’s Copper River basin and still manages to return each summer for a few weeks of fishing and guiding. Blake’s connection to the River Wrangellers outfitter service in Copper Center has provided the opportunity for Far Out Fly Fishing to offer unique wilderness whitewater float trips for giant salmon and rainbow trout on the tributaries of Alaska’s Copper River.
Blake currently resides in Duluth, Minnesota, providing him with close proximity to the wealth of steelhead fishing that can be found in the tributaries of Lake Superior , and he spends countless hours each spring and fall pursing these fish along Minnesota’s North Shore as well as the Brule river in Wisconsin.
A dedicated and hard-working guide, Blake works hard to provide his guests with a successful, enjoyable and memorable experience. He discovered early on that cubicle walls are a bit too confining for his nature and embraces a workplace that is a little more expansive.
In his opinion, “The best office in the world is outdoors, with two oars or a fly rod in my hands and I aspire to share the wonderful world we are exposed to as anglers with everyone I take fishing!”