TCO Reading: Tyler Pensyl
When did you start working at TCO?
I began working at TCO back in October of 2018.
What is your favorite place you have fly fished? (Near or Far)
Although I have been fortunate enough to fish some famous waters across the country, my favorite place to fish will always be where I began fly fishing: the Gallatin River just outside of Big Sky, MT. The Gallatin offers a very diverse fishing experience from casting large chubbies to wild bows along undercut banks in the meadows, to picking apart pocket water for Yellowstone cutties with a PMD emerger in the canyon. What more could you want?
What music is being played on your way to the stream?
More often than not, Trampled by Turtles is being played in the car.
Besides fly fishing, what other outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Besides fly fishing, I love exploring the woods in PA, and visiting and appreciating as many National Parks as I can by hiking the trails and camping. If you ever find yourself in the Tetons, take the Garnet Canyon Trail to the alpine meadows: you will not be disappointed.
Growing up in Eastern PA, I was lucky enough to have family and friends that were just as interested in the outdoors as I am. Between camping, hiking, and visiting National Parks, specifically in the Western part of the US, my love for trees, mountains, and especially streams began early on. I began fly fishing nearly three years ago and am hooked. I absolutely love chasing wild trout and tying flies to imitate what they feed on. I am currently a senior at Penn State Main Campus and am looking forward to graduating this Spring with a BS in hydrology, and a certificate in GIS. I hope to continue my education and work towards a graduate degree in the near future somewhere in either Montana, Colorado, or Oregon to continue learning about water resource management and to chase trout.