Hans Rutschmann is the owner and founder of Swiftwater Guiding, He brings over twenty years of salmon fishing knowledge to the business. Hans is frequently praised by his clients for his enthusiastic attitude and approach to guiding as well as providing outstanding results. Hans is a fantastic guide that strives to make the most of your fishing adventure and will ensure that you go home with the memories of a lifetime. When Hans is not guiding he is frequently on the river with family and friends, or spending time with his family in the outdoors.
Oliver Rutschmann is the senior guide of Swiftwater Guiding. Oliver has been guiding with Swiftwater from the beginning and has recently taken on the roll of senior guide. Oliver brings a
calm and professional attitude to his guiding. He takes pride in the small details that will make your trip an adventure you will not forget. Oliver is frequently praised by his clients for his fantastic results and ability to teach. When Oliver is not guiding he is spending time with his wife or on the river with family and friends.
Thomas Rutschmann is now entering his sixth year of guiding with Swiftwater Guiding. Thomas has been noted for his uncanny ability to find fish when others
can't. He is frequently praised by clients for his professional manner and ability. Thomas
is often requested by our return clients who have fished with him in the past.
He has also worked for several other local guiding companies and has worked in one of the leading Fraser
Valley sporting goods stores. Always one to keep busy, Thomas recently opened his own Jet boat dealership in Abbotsford, featuring Thunder jet
premium boats. When Thomas is not on the river guiding he is frequently out spending time with his family and friends enjoying the outdoors or busy at the boat dealership.
2007 will be Chrisís first season guiding with Swiftwater.
Although he is new to guiding, Chris is an exceptional fisherman. Chris has grown up in the Fraser valley and has fished since he
was able to walk. He is often found somewhere on the Fraser or smaller tributaries fishing for salmon or sturgeon. Chris is also one of the finest fly fishermen
anywhere and has a passion for trout and steelhead. Chrisís superior boat handling skills and fishing experience make him a perfect match as a professional guide. We are all looking forward to the great addition to our team of guides. When Chris is not on the water he is often pursuing his other love as a hunter and during the winter, snowboarding. As all of our guides, Chris is a true outdoor enthusiast.