Pro Fly Fishermen Endorsements & Reviews

Flycraft's Stealth Boat Pro Fly Fishermen Endorsements


Doug McKnight is a renowned fly fishing guide based out of Livingston, MT, McKnight leads fresh and salt water fishing trips all over the world. Obsessed with fly fishing from the start, McKnight began the sport at nine years old and hasn't quit since. In the past two decades, McKnight has built a reputation as an expert fly tyer in nearly every facet of the craft. From trout flies, bass, saltwater, big game flies, deer hair flies, realistic flies, and Atlantic Salmon flies, McKnight is a versatile fly tyer who lets his creativity shine through. In 2003, Umpqua Feather Merchants signed him up as a signature fly tyer, and you can buy his unique fly patterns in fly shops around the world. In 2010, Fly Fisherman magazine published a streamer-tying article written by McKnight that was very well received. He continues to write for regional and national publications, and he's excited about all of the opportunities the Flycraft inflatable fishing boat offers to fisherman around the world.




Alex Lafkas
has been a fly-fishing guide in Northern Michigan since 2000 and has been fly-fishing the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers for over 20 years. He has learned from the best anglers and guides on these rivers. He is extremely passionate about fly-fishing, guiding, and fly-tying. Alex’s college years took him to Montana where he spent days and nights fishing the Yellowstone, Beaverhead, Madison, and many other great rivers. There is no off season for Alex; he takes advantage of the extended seasons on both the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers. Years ago he began heading to Arkansas and fishing and guiding on the White and Norfork Rivers in the winter months. He introduced the guides and fishermen on the White River to the big streamer game, a technique which is now considered one of the most effective to target large browns on the Southern Tailwaters.

As an instructor, Alex is very patient and willing to share his vast knowledge of trout and the rivers with clients.  Alex is a member of the Sage Elite Staff, is an Ambassador Guide for Simms Fishing Products and a member of the FlyCraft Pro Staff.