The Tour is Underway

by | Jan 6, 2020 | fly fishing seminars

fly-fishing-seminarsHard to believe I’m sitting here at my computer and the Denver Fly Fishing Show is over.  How time flies when you’re having fun.  Or perhaps how time flies when you are so busy at these gigs.


Granny and I drove down to Denver Thursday.  After the big snowstorm on New Year’s Day I knew we’d meet some road challenges.  Sure enough the I 80 around the famous Elk Mountain was blowing snow hell.  There was double the amount of semi-trucks on the road making things further treacherous as well because the interstate was closed for the storm all of Wednesday.  We made it though and had a nice dinner with friend Paul Gaeke after arrival.



The Fly Fishing Show itself was incredible.  If you haven’t attended one of the shows yet you should target at least one.  If you live out west hit this Denver location.  If you live in the east check out Edison, NJ.  Not only can you visit lodges from around the world and meet the manufacturers of many fly fishing products, but there are also numerous seminars to attend.  I couldn’t believe how many folks rolled into my “Streamer Tricks for Larger Trout” presentation on Saturday.  There are 250 seats in the Catch Room and there was standing room only by the time I started!



On Friday night Scientific Anglers took out all their Ambassadors for a Sushi crushing dinner at Namiko’s.  I haven’t eaten so much since last year’s Scientific Anglers dinner.  Then Saturday night Simms treated us to a Mexican feast.  I backed it off and ordered a salad.


Granny and I pulled out of the show the minute it ended at 4:30 PM last night and drove all the way back to Victor.  The forecast led us to believe the roads would be excellent but we had the usual blowing snow hell on the I 80 again, brutal ice fog from Eden, WY to Pinedale, dodged a few deer and ended the drive in blizzard conditions over Teton Pass at 2 AM.



I’m pooped today but catching up on the aftermath.  I’m also preparing to get right back on the road early Wednesday morning.  On Wednesday night I deliver “Fly Fishing the Lakes in and Around Yellowstone” to the Madison/Gallatin Trout Unlimited in Bozeman, MT and from there I drive to Boise and the Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo.  I’ll post my exact Boise seminar schedule Thursday but they have me busy doing five shows on Friday and five more on Saturday.  I’ll be a little tired for the late night drive home Saturday night!


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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!