My name is Ben Carlson, and I am the founder and head guide at Jolly Fly Fishing. I bring a high level of enthusiasm into everything that I do. Every guide profile in the nation will tell you that they are "fishy" and "passionate about the sport," both of which are true for me. But honestly that doesn't set anyone a part. Nobody would guide if it wasn't enjoyable. For me the difference is I truly love to teach. I honestly get as much pleasure out of watching others catch fish as I do fishing for myself. Teaching, coaching, and now guiding is in my blood. The namesake of my company is after my grandfather, whose nickname was Jolly. He is a member of several Hall of Fames, including the Minnesota Coaches Hall of Fame. I can't tell you how often I hear the phrase "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," from those that see how I bring the same enthusiasm and passion that people saw in my grandfather. I would love nothing more then to spend a day on the water with your, sharing the sport of fly fishing, my experience, and spreading the joy that fly fishing has to offer.