Meet The Staff: Jacob Gilliland
TCO Boiling Springs: Jacob Gilliland
When did you start working at TCO?
I started working at TCO at the beginning of April, 2021.
What is your favorite place you have fly fished? (Near or Far)
My favorite places to fly fish are Spruce Creek, Little J, Spring Creek, Penns Creek, Alaska, and Colorado.
What music is being played on your way to the stream?
On the way to the stream, I usually have rock, blues, or pop playing.
Besides fly fishing, what other outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Besides fly fishing, I enjoy long distance backpacking, mountaineering, and fly tying.
In 2014 I graduated from PSU University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science. I have 15 years of experience in the world of fly fishing including 5 seasons of guiding in Alaska (4) and Colorado (1). Between guiding and fishing, I also managed to hike across America’s 3 major north to south long distance hiking trails. I’m a 2018 Triple Crown of Long Distance Hiking Recipient. Fly fishing, fly tying, and guiding are my passions and working for TCO allows me to live out those passions.