BioI will try to keep the saga of my fly fishing journey brief. I am a native Montanan. I have been a guide and or outfitter in Southwest Montana for 17 years. I have known no other form of employment in my life than guiding.
I studied journalism at the University of Montana, but soon realized that this might drastically cut into my time on the water. So, I abandoned the idea before I woke up one day with a 401k and a bunch of ties. Really my entire college experience can be characterized as something to do in the off season, where you could meet girls and drink beer. So, I am willing to be labeled a scholastic underachiever.
The people I have met, the rivers I have come to know and the fishing I have seen are more than anything I could have dreamed as a young boy.
My home in Sheridan, Montana allows myself and my clients the ability
to fish over 200 miles of water within an hours drive. The Beaverhead, Big Hole, Jefferson, Ruby and Madison Rivers provide a full menu of angling options on a daily basis. The brawling freestones, subtle tailwaters, spring creeks and hawg filled stillwaters provide a need for a wide variety of techniques and equipment.
In such varied conditions I trust only Scott rods. Some rods cast great in fly shop parking lots. Scott rods not only cast like a dream, they fish well on the water, where it counts. This year I'm fishing with the S4 905/4, S4 956/4, and the T2H 1357/4.
Winters will find me guiding and fishing the Rio Grande, in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. My entire life I have found nothing more beautiful than a big brown trout and the river. Its monster sea trout are completely magical.
I guess that I have never outgrown the whole catching big ones thing. Last year I fished my 1458 T2H about fifty days on the Rio Grande. After casting virtually every two-handed rod made, I concluded that the T2H is the finest rod I have fished - it's powerful yet forgiving, well balanced, and versatile.