Ouzel Expeditions has had many fine and interesting guides in Alaska over the past 40 years.
Robert Durnel better know as Durny. Amazing Alaskan guide. Has carried his own weight to the top of Denali leading groups for 10 years. Legendary ski patrol guide at Mt. Alyeska and in Alaska heliskiing history. Very handy guy to have around in a pinch. He has worked for Ouzel for 11 years.
At the end of the trip guides roll up the boats. We work hard for you all the way down the river. Just part of the job. We have done this for a very long time. Here are Dave Prouty, Chase Miller, and Robert Durnell “Durney” are rolling up the rafts at trips end, part of the job, so you don’t have to do it!!!!
Along with Durney you can see Dave Prouty the left. Dave’s been a long time guide for Ouzel. He was on guiding on Ouzel’s trips in Alaska 30 years ago and was on some of our first trips in Alaska like the Aniakchak 30 years ago. He went to Kamchatka in 1992 with us too. Great guy. Retired from Hewlett Packard.
Here’s Dave Prouty running one of our comfortable 16 ft. Sotar rafts with 2 fishermen. Note, the comfortable chairs. Guests Tony and Don from Australia are about 6 feet 3 inches tall. Note, one fisherman in the front and one in the back. You can really fish in any direction you like. We pack the gear in the middle of the boat, out of your way. The chairs are a nice touch on the old back whenever you stop for a rest!
Here’s guest Greg Snyder making them jump as he ussually does with Guide Jon Grine.
My brother Dave Allred died a few years ago. Wonderful, great and funny guide par excellence. David was a legend among our guides. If David was working on a trip, all the guides wanted to go. Didn’t matter where. Funniest person I ever knew.
Ron Zandeman -Zeeman rowing the second boat on the Kanektok in this photo. He worked for us for many years.
Guide Jeff Farnum with a young Perkins boy and a very big smile and a big fish!
Longtime Guide Rob Fowler in his element! He’s quite a cook too!
Longtime guest Mike Davis and Ouzel guide Matt Underhill.