Social Media Liaison
Clairey was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC and moved to Jackson, WY in the winter of 94/95 at the young age of 19. As a life long conventional angler she was a bit stubborn about picking up a fly rod. It wasn’t until the spring of 2009 that she eventually gave in and began fly fishing full time. Ironically, or not, that is also a few months after she met her now husband.
A couple years later she was headed on an all girls fishing trip with some friends from social media. It was then that she discovered a lot about herself and angling as a whole. After that she began working with her friend, Heather Hodson, with United Women on the Fly.
She was inspired by the unique bond and connection she saw female anglers sharing and decided to create a group close to home with full support from her husband and a two close fishing brothers. Shortly after, she and Christy Carlson founded Lady Anglers of WyDaho.
Clairey works part time at Orvis of Jackson Hole and is a board member for a local non-profit, Stripping for a Cure. She is a regional fly sister for United Women on the Fly a social media liaison for the group, and runs Lady Anglers of Wydaho’s social media too.
Her favorite fishing partners are her husband, their seven year old son, and the family’s beloved, Hyde the Vizsla. You’ll most likely find her fishing near their home in Alpine, WY.