My entire life has always revolved around building my next great adventure. Many of my amazing adventures have entailed the great outdoors and my fly-rod. I'd have to say, fly-fishing has always been my greatest passion. The fly-fishing bug hit me at a young age, and to this day, hasn't let go. It goes without saying, I pursue fly-fishing adventures relentlessly.
Over the years, I have seen many fish at the end of my rod, from Stripers in Boston to Brown and Rainbow trout in Vail. Over my last few years in Jupiter, Florida, I've been able to spend my time "chasing silver" and the endless popping Snook thriving here year round. From my experiences with big surf casting in Cape Cod, mending slow rolling streams and rivers in Vail, and hunting down the Snook in Florida, I am grateful for every moment on the water.
Between family and friends, I have been tying flies for almost as long as I have been fly-fishing. The endless combinations of color and material let you explore and create fly patterns, even to this day, could be the next big thing. The feeling of catching a fish on a fly you tied is something unmatched - an overwhelming amount of energy and excitement surge through your hands and into the rod.
Fishing is a sport that can't be mastered. There will ALWAYS be days you end up skunked. This “uncertainty” is what keeps me coming back for more.
I spend my days managing a fly fishing department of a tackle shop in Southern Florida. The characters I meet on a daily basis are amazing. Exchanging knowledge with those having a similar passion never gets old; I could do it all day! My associations with Umpqua, Simms, Lamson and Hatch have opened doorways I can only guess will lead to more amazing adventures.