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.

Will Barkley – Manager

Will came to Central Oregon from Jackson, Mississippi to pursue a dream of living in the West, and he found his home here after a short time in Wyoming. After arriving in Bend Will quickly fell in love with the area and everything it had to offer. He spent hours figuring out our rivers and the fish that inhabit them and started guiding in the area. Will came to The Patient Angler in 2018 and loves every minute of his job! He is passionate about swinging flies for Steelhead and tying both classic and modern patterns for them. When not at the shop Will enjoys live music, traveling, spending time outdoors with his wife and two dogs…… and Steelhead!!