Dan Jr. (DJ) was born in Bozeman, MT, grew up an Ennis kid and graduated from Ennis High School in 2000. Sports were a big part of his youth and teenage years as he played Basketball, Football (Let’s Go Buffalo) and Golf throughout his school years. Some of his fondest memories from his youth are lake fishing, camping and hunting with his Father, Mother, Sister and family in the Madison and Ruby Valleys.
DJ is thrilled with the opportunity to be working at Beartooth Flyfishing and loves to be out on the water with his catch of a lifetime, soul mate and best friend Allie and her family. He is new to the flyfishing world but has learned a tremendous amount of knowledge from his time working at Beartooth Flyfishing throughout the 2022 season and is excited for the future. He does have an extensive work history in the retail setting as he started working for his family-owned automotive business as a youth and primarily worked as an automotive parts counterman and salesman. His lifepath changed with the untimely passing of his father and led him down a different path which included working as a line cook, working for several years as the public works maintenance assistant director for the Town of Ennis and more work in the automotive industry.
DJ has been welcomed with open arms by everyone at Beartooth Flyfishing and feels blessed to be a part of the family and looks forward to learning from the best. He looks forward to sharing many more flyfishing experiences, adventures, and memories with all of you while helping you at the shop! Whether it be selling you the hot flies, helping you choose a new custom made Beartooth Fly Rod or helping you gear up for your’ next adventure on the water, he looks forward to seeing and assisting all of you fishing fiends for the years to come. God Bless and may the fish gods bless all of us!