Jean Marie Bousquet
Angler McCall, Idaho
My name is Jean-Marie, also known as Bug—a family given nickname that’s stuck since childhood. Making time to enjoy my morning cup of coffee, traveling with a fly rod in hand, preparing delicious meals in the outdoors, and adventuring with my partner, Dave Reilly, and our pup, Benson, are just a few things that make my world go round.
I would like to state that I am by no means a chef in the true sense of the term. I am simply a cook – I love to feed the people around me good meals whether it be on the river, from a boat, or around the campfire. For me food is an essential part of every moment spent outside, but it used to take the back burner when I was in the outdoors. Over time, I started incorporating delicious but easy-to-prepare food into all outdoor activities.
I am a morning person but I can fall asleep just about anywhere and sleep through anything.
I have a very relaxed and go with the flow personality, which is often reflected in my fishing by ending up in new rivers and places.
I love music but I can’t keep a steady beat, even if my life depended on it.
My favorite tool to carry every day is the Skeletool. Its compact and has everything I need. A sharp knife—for protection and cutting up riverside snacks. Pliers, which I recently used to yank a fly out of my thumb. It gives me the confidence to feel safe and prepared wherever I am.Shop Skeletool®