Meet the Staff
T.J. has been catching fish ever since he was old enough to hold onto a rod. His first experience with a fly rod was casting poppers to bluegill on a midwestern pond at age 12. It was clearly an addictive experience as he has now been fly fishing for almost 30 years. He has a passion for traveling as well as fishing and especially enjoys when the two are mixed. He has fished for many different species in many parts of the world and rarely goes anywhere without a fly rod. His wife, Heidi, even let him take a few rods on their honeymoon, which included stops at some very nice water in Ireland and Austria. He has several children whom you will see in the shop in the years to come.
- Hunting shore-crawling reds in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon.
- Looking for bonefish anywhere they can be found.
- Drifting dry flies for native brook trout in small, rocky streams in the Appalachian Mountains.
Rob has been fishing and hunting in Florida since he was old enough to walk. He grew up in the Orlando area and has also spent time in north Florida as well as along the southwest coast. Rob will happily target pretty much anything that swims, whether it be in fresh or saltwater. There are even rumors out there that he occasionally brings a spinning rod along.
- The backwaters of the St. John's River during shad/crappie/duck/snipe season.
- Wading Andros, Bahamas for bonefish.
Barrett grew up on Orlando and has been fishing the area for most of his life. He'll chase pretty much anything that swims and usually has a story to tell from a very recent fishing trip. College is putting a bit of a damper on his time on the water but he still manages to get out once or twice a week.
- Casting at shoreline redfish on the Mosquito Lagoon.
- Chasing snook and redfish in the Charlotte Harbor area.
Todd is proudly a fourth generation Central Floridian who grew up learning to fish on the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the small ponds that dot the landscape of south Lake County. Todd’s Grandfather and Great-Grandfather were responsible for introducing him to fly-fishing. His saltwater fishing experience began in and around Tampa Bay fishing for Snook, Trout and Reds and now includes frequent trips to Mosquito Lagoon, Sanibel Island, the Florida Everglades, and the Florida Keys.
When not working at the shop and sneaking in some fishing time Todd is a Fireman for the Orlando Fire Department and a Special Operations Program Manager for the Lake Tech Fire Academy. Todd is married to Christine and they have two sons, Caleb and Truman, who both seem to think that tarpon are the only fish worth catching.
- Sight fishing for reds, trout and snook in ML/IRL.
- Sight fishing the beaches of Southwest Florida for snook.
When you place an order on the Orlando Outfitters website you have Dave to thank for the experience. Not only is it likely that he will be the one packing and shipping your order but he put together our e-commerce website and maintains the website as a whole. Dave's fly fishing experience has primarily been on streams and lakes in the Orlando area. When not hard at work enhancing and maintaining our website, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and their many, many cats.