Our Team


Justin Dobson

The founder of Winged Reel. Justin has been pursuing a love of fly fishing for more than 20 years and brings a great deal of expertise and experience. His passion for fly fishing and media arts have led to the creation of Winged Reel’s videos. Justin is a native of Massachusetts and cut his fly fishing teeth in the Northeast, but has called the South home for the last 12 years. Justin lives in Woodstock, GA and enjoys spending time with the apple of his eye, his daughter Lulu.



Jamie Keown

A founding member of Winged Reel. Jamie has been fly fishing for over 20 years but you can still see his never ending passion for the sport when he hooks a nice fish. Jamie’s goal is to bring readers a unique perspective on fly fishing through his entertaining commentary and love for the latest and greatest gear. Jamie lives in Cumming, GA and enjoys fishing the North Georgia Mountains, Tennessee, and North Carolina.



Matt Bornhorst

A founding member of Winged Reel. Matt has fished much of his adult life, but made the move to fly fishing a few years ago. Photography is his other passion and finds telling stories through the lens both challenging and rewarding. Matt has been fortunate enough to fish in Wyoming, Montana, various locations around the Southeast as well as New England. Matt resides in Buford, GA with his wife and two young boys…both of whom are itching to get on the water.



Gene Duckworth

A founding member of Winged Reel. Gene is a long time fly fisherman, an entomology enthusiast, award winning taxidermist, and all around amazing artist. Gene brings some of his finest work to Winged Reel through his creative ability, art and industry/outdoor experience. Gene is responsible for taking the Winged Reel logo from concept to creation. Gene lives in Cumming, GA with his wife and two teenage children.


Kyle Vaughan

A fishing friend and partner to us all since the beginning, Kyle began taking an active role in helping us film in 2016. Kyle is no stranger to fishing and writing and has combined the two over the last several years blogging on his own. Kyle lives in Buckhead and enjoys the nightlife almost as much as he does fishing.