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Lee Beard...................Founder & Director of Operations


Colorado native, Lee Beard is a former NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Crew Chief.    He ventured into racing right out of college.   By the early 1980’s he began winning NHRA National events as a Crew Chief racing Top Fuel Dragsters.  In 1984 he was recognized as “The Car Craft Magazine High Riser” and from there, he would go on to become a World Champion.  Lee was able to acquire every prize that the sport of NHRA professional drag racing had on the table. His piers elected him as Crew Chief of the Year and Person of the Year.  Lee worked for elite teams that had  Fortune 500 companies as marketing partners.  His team leadership, engineering skills, and leading edge technology would reward him with multiple World Championships, winning 55 NHRA National events with 66 pole positions.  The media thrived on writing magazine articles about Lee and corporations built print adds and television commercials around him.  “What I enjoyed most, during my career, was working with the people.  Surrounding myself with the best team and working with the people who designed and manufactured the components,  were the keys to my success” Beard said.  Lee uses that same formula as Director of Operations for Twist Flyfishing Destinations.  “ My mission is to coordinate the finest accommodations and guides in premier locations so clients are insured that their experience is that of a lifetime."  Lee also seeks out the state-of-the-art equipment and works with the manufactures using his unique skills acquired while racing cars to ensure the quality and engineering of their products.  "With the best products in hand, our program managers take pride in introducing these products to guides and clients.”  

Lee is a highly skilled flyfisherman who has fished all over the world with elite guides such as the late Jose Wejebe,  Chad Betts, Rupert Leadon and Flip Pallot.  His passion is catching trophy brown trout, steelhead and bonefish.  “I have had the experience of fishing with celebrities and industry leaders such as Gary Loomis.”  Twist clients will have Lee’s personal touch with every aspect of their adventure.    Lee has spent countless hours traveling, fishing and building relationships with all of our destinations.