Pete Jaacks was born in Colorado raised exploring the mountains there. He discovered fly fishing early, and he was soon spending most of his free time chasing wild trout and steelhead all around the west. After discovering another truck parked at his secret fishing spot, he started making the seasonal migration to guide float trips in remote southwest Alaska, where the fish are many and the people are few.
He now spends the summer season guiding anglers on the quiet waters of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge with Alaska’s Wild River Guides, where he chases salmon and trout on the fly. He spends his winters trying to become better at tying coho flies and making other people look good at spey casting.