Hope Strong is a freelance writer and fishing guide in eastern Idaho. He started out as a reporter and photographer for Idaho’s Teton Valley News, went on to serve as the paper’s managing editor, and finally switched gears to become a guide with WorldCast Anglers. After chasing trout for several years in Chile and Argentina during the winters, Hope co-founded a weekly newspaper in Idaho, the Valley Citizen, in 2008, running it for six years until the paper closed. He now spends his summers on rivers in the Rocky Mountains and focuses on writing during the off-season. Hope and his wife, Janice, live in Tetonia, Idaho, with their two young sons.