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Brett Novik

Brett's love for the outdoors brought him to the Rocky Mountains from New York in the Spring of 1996. Having fished for large mouth bass, blue gill and the occasional rainbow trout in the rivers and lakes in Upstate New York and against his parent’s wishes, he pursued anobsession to make a living in the great outdoors and applied for a job as a guide on the South Fork of the Snake River for the South Fork Lodge. During his 16 year employment at the South Fork Lodge he became the head guide and outfitting manager.

Amidst Brett's employment out west, he held a US Coast Guard Captain’s License which found him guiding in the waters of Louisiana for monster redfish and in the Florida Keys for tarpon, bonefish and permit under his charter business, OHC Fly
Fishing Destinations.

In 2015, he decided to complicate his life even further by jumping into the world of destination travel.

TIDEHEAD Fly Fishing Destinations was born. 

Brett's mission is simple, put forth the same passion held as a guide towards destination travel and the rest will naturally fall into place. Brett's list of accomplishments range from appearances on In Search of Fly Water on ESPN, Adventure Guides on the Outdoor Channel, Chasing Down Madison Brown on RFD-TV, a feature in Northwest Fly Fishing magazine,blah,blah,blah. Most importantly, having made lifelong friendships, survived long nights and a
career of being a fishing guide!

Brett currently serves as an ambassador for Clacka Craft Drift Boats, Loop Rods, Hatch Reels, Scientific Anglers, Simms and Costa Sunglasses. All of which are fantastic products.

Irene Hunt

Hunt Travel Agency was established in 1977 by Irene Hunt and is committed to the operation of a full-service travel agency. Our ongoing commitment to the special needs of our clients is evident by our years in service. No matter if you're interested in planning a trip for yourself, family or business partners, you will receive friendly and dedicated service from our office. For the personalized service you expect, call us... It's the only way to go for all your travel needs! 

Hunt Travel Agency
132 Spackenkill Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Jany Novik

Jany was born and raised in Ciego De Avila, Cuba. A town far removed from the more eclectic lifestyle of Havana.

Growing up, Jany excelled in education. Finding herself with a law degree, she became an attorney at a very young age. This quickly led to a seat in the courthouse as a judge. Unachievable in our world but a reality in Cuba.

After two and a half years working in the courthouse as a judge, she decided to make a change in her employment with an opportunity to work in customer service at one of the 5 Start Resorts in Cayo Coco. It paid much better. If you can believe that?

Working at the resort in Cayo Coco for just a few months, her best friend Yeni, who also was working at the same Hotel got an opportunity to work for Avalon Company. Avalon is the largest fly fishing and diving outfitter in all of Cuba.

Jany's outgoing personality and ability to speak English, landed her the role of the Cruise Director on Avalon Fleet II, the flagship vessel in Jardines De La Reina, Cuba. Living and working aboard the vessel gave her the experience and understanding of the fishing and diving operations for Avalon.

In the spring of 2017, she met Brett. And two years later, she found herself in the United States working side by side with Brett building Tidehead Fly Fishing Destinations.

She brings with her a particular set of skills and knowledge helping to make Tidehead the leading authority in destination travel within Cuba.

We're lucky to have her on board!

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