I was born and raised a New Englander, were I love to fly fish, hunt, hike and most of all tie classic streamer and wet flies. I started flyfishing and tying about thirty years ago when I bought a Universal Fly Tying Kit from the Kittery Trading Post here in Maine. Little did I know were it would take me. Simple bucktails at first, Mickey Fin, Blacknose Dace, and Wardens Worry. It was with that first Wardens Worry that I caught my first trout with a fly. A beautiful sixteen inch rainbow trout from a local pond, a memory forever! And then came the classic feather-wing patterns with the likes of the Gray Ghost, Black Ghost and Supervisor that I would troll and fish in the many big lakes and rivers of northern Maine and New Hampshire for trout and land locked salmon.Most recently, I have a growing affection for tying classic wet flies and salmon flies, of which both are an ongoing challenge to master.
Today I live in York, Maine were I love to flyfish the saltwater for stripers in the summer. I also take a few road trips up north to the Rangeley Region in the spring and fall, where I love to swing and troll these many beautiful classic feather-wing streamers, for Ol’ Salmo and Fontinalis.