Right Back to Canada

by | Sep 17, 2023 | World Masters Fly Fishing Championships

fly-fishingLast night was my final Wisconsin 2023 summer evening on the porch with Granny.  Once the sun set we had a nice dinner then I hopped in the Explorer and headed for the Duluth Airport.  This morning I had the 5:04 AM Delta for Minneapolis.  I dislike doing 3 AM drives.  Instead I prefer to get it done the night before then sleep in my truck.  That’s what I did (you may remember when I got froze in my car).


fly-fishingBut Minneapolis was not my final stop.  From there I headed up to Calgary and over to Kamloops, British Columbia for the 2023 World Masters Fly Fishing Championships.  Funny, during my layover in Calgary I ran into my friend Jeff Evans, the general manager of Winston.  We caught up over a quick beer.  Small world!


CanadaI’ve talked about this trip with friends lately and they all asked about the famous Canada fires.  The burns have been bad for sure and there were times this summer I wasn’t sure if we’d have a tournament.  But its on.  I saw fires and thick smoke during my flights but once here in Kamloops it’s not so bad.


flyfishingI was the third member of Team USA Masters to arrive.  Mike Sexton and Loren Williams come late tonight.  Pete Erickson and Brett Bishop got in early today and were out fishing when I arrived.  I was going to take a taxi to our Airbnb but the nice guy I sat next to on the last leg of flights lives down the street.  His family came to fetch him from the airport and they stuck me right in with them and took me.  Canadiens are amazingly friendly folks!


flyfishingPete, Brett and I headed downtown Kamloops to check it out and we got a nice dinner at the Mittz Kitchen.  The place was great.  We are now totally exhausted and its time for bed.  Tomorrow we need to start learning this water!


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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!