Judith O'Keefe was born in Paris, France and raised in Marin County, California. At the age of ten, she was fishing with her
father off piers along the northern California coast. But it wasn't until 1993 when she met her husband, Brian O'Keefe, that her interest in the sport was fully
realized. Judith has spent countless hours driving the back roads looking for the next interesting
spot to fish. Whether floating the Deschutes River, wading spring-creeks, or kicking along in a
float tube, fishing is a major focus. Even though one of her favorite places to fish is right
in her own backyard - the small desert creeks of eastern Oregon - Judith enjoys fishing the beautiful
chalk streams of England, hunting for brown trout in Chile, exploring Florida, the Bahamas, Nicaragua
and the Yucatan while stalking bonefish, permit and tarpon. She has logged serious time on Baja's Pacific
and eastern coasts and has also spent time in the backcountry of Alaska fishing for giant trout and salmon.
Judith has recently added upland bird and waterfowl hunting to her list of must do's. Even as a novice bird
hunter, Judith and dog, Cooper, have spent countless hours in the pursuit of pheasant, quail, and the tasty mallard.
While photography has been a focus throughout her life, in 1998 Judith started to work professionally as a back up photographer
to her husband Brian, a well known, international fly fishing photographer. Since then she has had a
number of her photographs published in magazines and on covers. She's spent many years traveling to various locales around
the world, happily photographing fish and anglers, the local culture and scenery. Judith and Brian also collaborated with
Scientific Anglers on two instructional DVDs, Fly Fishing Made Easy & Introduction to Fly Casting with Brian & Judith O'Keefe.
Currently, Judith's focus is on Stream to Sea. Because of her travel experience, she knows first hand that fish
are found in beautiful places. While fly fishing trips are the primary
focus of Stream to Sea, Judith understands that every destination offers unique opportunities to experience the world beyond the water.
Judith lives in the High Desert of Central Oregon with her husband and three dogs.