The Fly Rods are Confused

by | Nov 28, 2010 | Uncategorized

As winter keeps on delivering its early punch, catching up on my work continues to take priority over fishing. There’s a good chance I’ll get over to the South Fork with friends Tom Montgomery and Paul Bruun later this week as we see a window of 30 degree temperatures. We haven’t fished together in awhile so hopefully we make it happen. In the meantime its paint away and update PowerPoint presentations for several Fly Fishing Shows I speak at starting in January.

Earlier this week I did two miniature watercolors for a shadow box that will be a gift for the president of a fly fishing club I frequently speak at. They were little 5” x 7” paintings, one a rainbow and one a largemouth bass. I’m presently finishing up a watercolor of a black and white Llewellyn setter named “Bernie”. While the layers of paint dry on “Bernie” I nibble away on my “Trout Bumming the World” show. It’s a popular PowerPoint program I’ve been presenting for years, but before each season I update it with new material. I’m presently adding a segment about an incredible Mongolia expedition I was on a couple years ago. A few taimen pictures and stories along with some photos of lenok, pike and grayling will be cool as heck!

Our crab apple trees continue to please the local birdlife and today we even had a few mule deer in the yard. It’s not often we have deer in town but the last few years there’s been a few along with the occasional moose. The deer are ok as so far they only eat my apples, but the moose is a completely different deal. They make dinner out of my actual trees and that leads to some ugly snowball fights!


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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!