Hyde Pro Staff

Industry Professionals Dedicated To Hyde

Gifford Maytham, Taylor Creek Fly Shops

Basalt, CO

Gifford Maytham has been a full time guide in Colorado since 1992 and previously worked for the Orvis Co for 3 years in Manchester, VT. Giff floats his Hyde Aluminum LH signature series on the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers over 200 days a year as well as being one of the shop’s resident experts on fishing the Fryingpan river above and below Ruedi Reservoir. Most recently you may catch Giff on OLN (Outdoor LifeNetwork) Fly Fishing Masters 2004 and 2006 Competition, as he and his partner Frank Smethurst or Chris Hutchinson competed in and Won! As is the case with many of the Taylor Creek guides, Giff makes the time each year to head for the salt and fish the flats for bones, permit, and tarpon.

“My LH Signature Aluminum Hyde drift boat with the super-slick UHMW bottom gives me the durability of an aluminum boat with the stealth of a fiberglass boat. Guiding over 200 days a year on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, I don’t have the time to patch a leaky glass boat. With my aluminum Hyde, I can simply trailer my boat, dump it in the river and go. This boat is built from a guides perspective as the interior layout is ideal for storage and function, all the while being as comfortable as a Cadillac for my clients. Every year I see new drift boats from other companies get brutalized, battered and smashed within just a single season of floating the Roaring Fork River, but not mine. My Hyde is my ride and durability and comfort is the name of the game.”Gifford Maytham