Eric Hudelson

Professional River Guide


Where did you grow up?

All over.

Where do you call home now?


Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

What isn’t the greatest part of guiding? Working in the Frank, sharing the beautiful, wild places that are my backyard, meeting great folks, and hanging with my pards. I love the people I work with…they’re family.

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special

Too many to list…if you’re there, at that moment, it’s going to be pretty cool. Of course, having a big cutty tugging on the end of your fly line ain’t bad either.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A sweep boat under my feet or dory oars in my hands.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I can be pretty funny if I want to.