Free Granny from Winter

by | Mar 21, 2019 | fly fishing Arizona

fly-fishing-arizonaI love getting home after an intense fishing trip like this recent one to Cameroon.  Even though the trip was fantastic, home sweet home is required to rest up.  However, this week home time would be short because I had to return to the show scene.  This weekend I was booked to give two days of presentations at the ISE Scotsdale Sportsman’s Expo.


But, on my first day home while sitting at my computer dressed in fleece to stay warm doing email, I learned that while I was in Cameroon the gig cancelled.  I’d just got done listening to Granny telling me about all the shoveling she’d been doing while I was gone.  So it hit me, who cares if I’m not working, now that I’m not working I’ll take Granny to Phoenix and make it a four day vacation of eating, drinking, a Cubs Spring training game and fly fishing for grass carp.  My plane ticket was already paid for by the show.  God knows I have enough miles to get Granny a free one.  Furthermore we have friends in Phoenix so we could avoid a hotel.


Today we left – out of the cold and into the heat of Arizona and my favorite urban fly fishing venue.


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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!