J.D. Magee has been fishing the Green River and surrounding waters his entire life. Growing up his passion for the outdoors, his love of hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and just the general pursuit of the “wild in life” have all shaped the man he is today. J.D. began his career in the outdoors right out of high school when he packed up all of his belongings and moved to the mountains. He jokes that he was the kid who ended up living in a “van down by the river”. Shortly after moving to Dutch John, he was offered a guide position through one of the local outfitters and began guiding out of his rebuilt wooden drift boat. J.D. quickly became a full-time fly-fishing guide working 200+ days a year and spent the fall months guiding big game hunting in the mountains of Utah and Colorado.
After 10+ years as a full-time guide, J.D. decided to take a break from guiding to raise a family and to pursue more personal fishing and hunting adventures on his own. During this time he realized that guiding was much more than just a job. It is something deep down in his blood and the desire to get back on the water and in the mountains as a guide has stirred again. In the fall of 2017, J.D. resumed guiding for big game again and is eager to get back in his dory as a guide for Spinner Fall.
J.D. has built a fairly significant following through social media with his photography documenting his outdoor adventures. You can check out his portfolio on Instagram @jdgoesoutdoors.
J.D. is a brand ambassador for Sitka Gear, Simms, Kifaru Intl., OnX Maps, Zeiss Optics, and several other outdoor-related companies. He is also a Hunting and Fishing Technician for GORE-Tex.
In his free time, J.D. enjoys spending time with his family, doing just about anything there is to do in the outdoors.