Country Pleasures
100, 10816 Macleod Tr. S. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5N8
Phone: (403) 271-1016
Fax: (403) 271-5516

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Our Team - The Staff of Country Pleasures

Mike Gifford Mike Gifford

Mike was born and raised in Southern Alberta and has fished the area since he was a kid. After working for CP as a “shop rat” in the mid-1980’s, he guided on the Bow for the shop.

Mike spends pretty much all of his free time from May until November on the Bow and then several weeks every winter chasing flats species like Permit and Tarpon in the salt, big Brown Trout in South America, to Taimen in Mongolia.

Mike resides in High River with his wife, Maureen, also a fly fisher. If you have not had the opportunity to meet Mike, drop by the shop and do so.

Kevin PetersonKevin Peterson

Kevin has been fishing the Bow for about 25 years now. Those of who are older remember the young guys bummin' flies and pestering fish on the Royal Bank in the late 80's. Kevin was one of those kids. He worked in the shop while attending High School in the early 90's and has guided for the last 15 years on the Bow.

He has fished extensively in both fresh and salt water, spending a bunch of time in the Florida Keys and Belize. He enjoys lots of different fishing including Pike, Steelhead, and backcountry fishing. He spends a lot of time in the outdoors hunting, birding, and fishing.

We are excited to have Kevin on staff. You'll find him to be astonishingly friendly and knowledgeable.

Terry AntoniukTerry Antoniuk

Every once in a while Terry takes a break from his “real job” to help us out in the shop. Terry has as much experience fly fishing, both in fresh and salt water, as anyone we know in the area.

His knowledge base on thing biological, as well as fishing, continues to impress us and will certainly help you.

Josh MarkleJosh Markle

When Josh isn’t teaching school in Lethbridge, he’s often working in the shop or, in tandem with Kevin, teaching all of our Basic Flyfishing Schools. Josh fishes a ton, all over the place. His latest affliction is Steelheading, taking him to the west coast a couple of times a year.

Kelly Robertson

Kelly spends his time off from his real job on the Calgary Fire Department to work here in the shop. Kelly has been fly fishing for a very long time and he’s very knowledgeable. He’s worked in a couple fly shops over the years and certainly knows his stuff.