MEET THE TEAM

Our highly trained and efficient staff at your service: 

tim linehan

Tim Linehan

Tim is the owner and outfitter of LOC but above all still considers himself a guide and consistently spends 150 plus days a year with guests, whether on the water or in the woods. He is noted for his patience, his experience and his unwavering enthusiasm.

sean mcafee

Sean McAfee

Sean grew up here in the Yaak valley and went to the Yaak one room school house through grade 8. He then attended Troy High School before graduating from Montana State University. Sean has been an LOC guide since the minute he turned eighteen years old and he’s never looked back. Nobody knows the lay of the land around here better than he does. He’s a natural and this business is literally in his blood due to the fact that his folks owned and operated McAfee Outfitting and Lodge for most of his young life. Sean is a people person, very kind, intuitive beyond belief regarding the habits of fish and game, and one of the finest outdoorsmen you’ll ever meet. You’ll notice his smile and professional demeanor immediately upon meeting him.

steve shaw

Steve Shaw

Steve is an extraordinarily gifted instructor and has been in that role for most of his adult life. He splits his time between Sandpoint, Idaho with the powder of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in the winter, and Libby, Montana and the running water of the Kootenai in the summer. As comfortable and skilled on skis as he is with a fly rod, Steve will make you a better angler. He’s patient, soft spoken, encouraging and will not let the day get away without you catching at least a few fish on a dry fly.

jeff pavlovich

Jeff Pavlovich

Steve is an extraordinarily gifted instructor and has been in that role for most of his adult life. He splits his time between Sandpoint, Idaho with the powder of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in the winter, and Libby, Montana and the running water of the Kootenai in the summer. As comfortable and skilled on skis as he is with a fly rod, Steve will make you a better angler. He’s patient, soft spoken, encouraging and will not let the day get away without you catching at least a few fish on a dry fly.

travis lee

Travis Lee

When he’s not helping his lovely wife Amy raise their four beautiful children, Travis is either on the water or in the woods. He’s an unbelievable caster, rows hard and steady all day, and never, ever gives up regardless of the circumstances. If the day is tough and the fish are tight, Travis is the guy with a bucket full of patterns next to him. He’s constantly making adjustments, reassessing the conditions, and often by sheer will alone gets people into fish on the most difficult of days.

sam stevenson

Sam Stevenson

Sam is one of the greatest instructors you’ll ever meet.  During the off season he is a personal trainer and an extraordinarily gifted coach and instructor.  Sam’s desire to see people improve and succeed is inherent.  If he’s not on the water, he’s hunched over the vice tying flies for his next trip.  Sam is a strong oarsman and loves nothing more than being on the water.

monti moniz

Monti Moniz

Monti has been fly fishing most of his life and has been guiding for 20 years. His favorite part of the job is seeing people, especially young people, catch their first fish on a fly rod.  He is a gifted teacher, his laugh and enthusiasm are infectious, and he is always optimistic in his daily efforts to get into fish.  Monti loves dry fly fishing with big bugs and will throw at any species including pike and bass.

johnny pares

Johnny Pares

Johnny shows up every day ready for an adventure. He’s especially unassuming, full of energy and enthusiasm and ultimately one of the fishiest guides in the industry. No doubt, Johnny will figure it out and get you into fish. He relies on knowledge gained from trial and error, many hours on the water, and natural instinct. He is kind and a wonderful companion, and currently divides his time between LOC and managing Casa Blanca/Playa Blanca Fly Fishing Resort in Mexico.

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