Catching Up with an Old Teammate

by | Sep 21, 2023 | World Masters Fly Fishing Championships

flyfishingA pretty exciting and fun day because former USA Master World Fly Fishing teammate Scott Robertson and his wife Sarah arrived here in Kamloops, British Columbia and they joined us for practice today.  Scott and I fished on the same team back in Ireland, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.  Granny and I also visited Scott and Sarah at their home in Bend, Oregon the last two March’s.  Scott and I fished for bull trout almost every day.


Scuitto-LakeToday our guide/host Brian Chan took us to Scuitto Lake out in the boonies. The pretty lake was about an hour of dirt roads up in the high country.  It was a beautiful sunny day with very little wind.  Once again, I jumped in the small extra boat and it was me, Bret and Mike fishing together.


flyfishingJumping in the small boat started out as a mistake.  First the electric motor died.  We jiggled things around and thought we had it.  But no.  Soon we realized it was indeed a dead battery.  We rowed all the way back to the boat ramp and lucky for us, Pete has an extra battery.  We were back on the water within 30 minutes.


fly-fishingToday was a Gomphus fest for me.  What I mean is the rainbows were destroying the dragonfly Gomphus nymph fly.  I fished my Scientific Anglers Sonar 5S/7S and sent the fly to the bottom.  I varied my strips from slow and long then sped up to short and quick.  As long as I changed it a few times on every cast the fish devoured the fly.


KamloopsIt was a great day on the water.  Everyone caught fish and we had a blast hanging with Scott and Sarah.  Scott and Sarah are not here for Team USA but rather have volunteered to help with the World Championships.  Which by the way, I haven’t mentioned it but not only is the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships being held starting Sunday but also the Women’s.


Knouff-LakeAfter our great session fishing Scuitto Lake we did a scouting mission to Sullivan Lake (Knouff) where an actual session of the Masters and Women’s will take place.  It was a stunning lake and tonight it was extra beautiful and calm with the Aspen tree leaves changing everywhere you looked.



Its time for dinner.  Tomorrow is our last day of practice.  We feel like we are ready for the competition.


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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!