More than Half Way Through the Tour!

by | Feb 19, 2018 | Indiana Boat Sport and Travel Expo

Most of the events that I deliver my presentations at are specifically fly fishing shows and clubs.  But annually I speak at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Expo.  Its massive exposition with everything from boats and RV’s to hunting and fishing.


Though the show brings me in to do fly fishing seminars, fly fishing is a very small part of the show.  95% of the fishing visitors come to let their kid catch a trout from the indoor pond or learn about gear fishing for bass and jigging for walleye.  Here my talks are shadowed by the tournament pros.  This weekend included Kevin Vandam and Gerald Swindle.


Honestly, I wouldn’t want to do a winter speaking tour at a bunch of major sport shows.  They’re so big I get lost.  However, I enjoy doing Indianapolis.  The folks of the Midwest are always a pleasure to meet and I enjoy catching a few of these big-time guys speak between my own gigs.  But hands down, my favorite part of this weekend is watching the dog leaping contest.


I had a nice dinner last night with Indiana native and college pal Dave Kittaka.  Then was in my hotel just in time to catch the Indiana city landscape sunset.  I say there’s never a bad sunset.


I caught an early flight home today.  I’m glad I did because there were weather hang-ups all the way.  I got home two hours late but am now guaranteed for a cherished night in my own bed.  More importantly, enough time to get ready to leave again Wednesday to start my California tour.


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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!