2019 – What a Year!

by | Jan 1, 2020 | fly fishing the world

fly-fishingHappy New Year everyone from Granny and I.  It was a beautiful day of dumping snow.  Of course it snowed because I need to drive all the way to the Denver Fly Fishing Show tomorrow to start my show circuit.  Weather has not been on my side in recent weeks!


I want to start the year thanking everyone for reading the blog.  It’s a ton of work on my end but I enjoy the writing and photographing and I’m stoked every time I see in the analytics how many folks from around the world appreciate reading it.  I also thank all of you that shopped at my Online Store.


Because the show season starts so soon this January, I only have time for a quick recap of fishing 2019.  I fished 107 days.  70 of these days were in freshwater.  37 were in the salt.  37 of these days were in the USA in six states including ID, WY, MT, AZ, MA and NH.  The other 70 days were in nine different countries including South Africa, Cameroon, Iceland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Seychelles, Oman and the UAE.


I caught a total of 73 species in 2019.  17 of these were new species for my list putting me well past the 400 mark.  While most these new species came from abroad, there were three new ones from my visit to Cape Cod.  These included the black sea bass, hickory shad and the striped sea robin.


That’s all I have for now.  My schedule is intense this month and I’m not going to lie, I’m a little stressed. It’s time to focus.  This weekends Denver presentation schedule will post here first thing tomorrow.  I hope to see some of you there and if not in Denver, please track me down at one of the many other shows I’ll be doing this year.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!