Kati Reid

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Kati Reid on the Bulkley River

After landing a few largemouth bass on her Smurf spinning rod at the age of five, Kati was handed a fly rod and a hula-hoop. What would seem to many as a strange set of toys, were really just part of her Dad’s greater plan: teach them to cast at a young age, and they will never be worm-dunkers. Lucky for him, it seems to have worked.
Growing up on an island off the coast of South Carolina, Kati and her sister were true water babies. In addition to fly-fishing for redfish she and her family spent many an afternoon shrimping, crabbing, and kayaking, all staples in the salty Lowcountry lifestyle. Consequently, she learned early on that life was best spent outside.
Throughout her childhood, she also developed a passion for sports, and later went on to play soccer for one of the premier college programs in the US at Clemson University. Go Tigers! With college behind her and a fair amount of traveling under her belt, Kati landed a summer job at a premier fishing lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where her love of fly-fishing was rekindled. It was that same summer, standing at the head of the Wood River (river left) that she cast her first spey rod and heard her first whispers about BC Steelhead.
These days, Kati resides on Bainbridge Island, WA, where she works in the marketing department at Sage Fly Rods. When she is not fishing, or talking about fishing, she enjoys road-biking, skiing, knitting and maintaining her jewelry business which goes by the name, ‘The Constant Islander.’
If you don't meet her out wading the blessed waters of the Pacific Northwest, you may find her stalking the mighty Megalops in the Conch Republic, wading the Permit-dwelling flats of Mexico or seeking the distant relatives of those same lowcountry largemouth bass, back where it all started. Sans smurf rod, of course.     


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