Peter Bowers – Owner


I found a love for the outdoors & fishing at a very young age and luckily, I have never lost the passion for it. After moving to Oregon many years ago, fly-fishing became an obsession and a driving force in my life. I have enjoyed the opportunity to enhance people’s lives by passing on the experience I have gained over the years. Helping anglers get started in this wonderful sport has been the most rewarding part of my job. I love traveling the world chasing Saltwater fish on the fly, Steelhead & trout in our local waters and tying flies when not on the water.



Robert Coltrane


Growing up in Montana I began fishing at an early age.  In the 9th grade I took a fly tying class and that started a long journey down that fly fishing road and I've never looked back.   Family and work as will happen got in the way but in the mid-80s we were invited to spend a week in Central Oregon fishing.  Having fished rivers and streams in Montana the high lakes absolutely intrigued me.  Now after some 60 years after that first fly tying class, I find myself in the envious position of working weekends in a Fly shop and fishing during the week.




Brian Margolis


With a decade of trout fishing experience I have relocated to the Bend area in the Spring of 2019 from Utah to explore new waters and new species. Fishing began for me as a simple hobby i did with my father and has turned into something I have become very passionate about and now do every chance I get. I have gone from hunting small browns on the Provo River to hunting for steelhead up in British Columbia and have chased many other fish on the way. Besides fishing you can find my dog Tank and I on the mountain either skiing or mountain biking. I am more than excited to bring my talents to The Patient Angler fly shop, and the Central Oregon area, and be able to serve all of the needs of the fly fisherman in this area.