Washington, Port Townsend
BioIf you are heading out to Western Washington please give me a call. There is a lot going on here, between Salmon, steelhead and trout, fresh water and salt, we have a 12-month of the year season. I will be glad to help point you in the right direction.
For more than ten years the bulk of my guide rods have been Scott, which is kind of amazing when I think of all the different kinds of fishing I do. Its great to work with a company who makes the perfect rod for fishing for cutthroat trout in the salt water, a great rod for dry fly fishing for summer steelhead, as well as a spey rod that will cast big flies and giant sink tips.
Since I have been invited to join the Scott pro staff things have only gotten better. Now I have the opportunity to fish all the rods, not just cast them but to see how they handle fish, mend, and see how clients respond to them, get a real look at which rods perform best under which situations. It’s made my boat a better place to fish from.
I have been fishing, and fly fishing all my life. Before I began guiding I was deck handing, commercial fishing or working as a dishwasher/ditch digger to support my coast-to-coast fish bumming. I love to guide big tough fish, which means a lot of teaching. Many of my best clients have been joining me season after season for a decade or more and I have had the great experience of watching them go from wide eyed beginners to cold blooded steelhead hunting machines. Some of these folks have become scary good. How great is that, to start a day of steel heading thinking “Wow, I feel bad for the fish today”
I love my job.
Thanks again Scott Fly Rods