Jeff Forsee was born and raised in Southern Ohio where he caught his first fish at an age too young to remember. The passion started then and there and has fueled a life of fishing adventures since. Although his heart and home are in the mountains he holds no bias towards species or water and is on a personal crusade to experience as much as the fishing world has to offer. With a passion for adventure and an insatiable curiosity for what lies beneath he has found himself in some of the most remote and exotic corners of the earth with a fly rod in his hand.
Jeff cut his teeth as a fishing guide on the banks of the Kanektok river, working for the famed Deneki Outdoors’ Alaska West camp. In pursuit of perpetual summer and the endless season he now splits his year between his home in Wanaka, New Zealand and a tent on the banks of a river in Mongolia. Jeff operates an independent guide service on the South Island, home to some of the world’s best trout fishing. He is also head guide at Mongolia River Outfitters, who lead wilderness float trips targeting the largest salmonid on the planet, the taimen.
Jeff has contributed to and been featured in many fly fishing publications, television shows and films around the world. He believes in sharing his experiences and hopes to encourage others on their journey in fly fishing. He volunteers for Casting for Recovery in the south of New Zealand and is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association.