The World Masters Flyfishing Championships 2016

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Uncategorized

blog-June-13-2016-1-worlds-masters-flyfishing-championshipsToday was the first relaxation day since we arrived in Ireland for the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships.  Team USA slept in after a late night catching up with old European friends.  I didn’t move until around 8 AM.  After breakfast I gave my tackle a once over to get ready for the tournament.  The actual fishing starts on Wednesday.


blog-June-13-2016-2-team-usa-flyfishingAt 4 PM we boarded a bus to head to downtown Galway to kick off the opening ceremonies for the event.  We began with a parade where each team marched with their flags for about a half mile.  The streets are narrow and pubs line both sides of them.  There were a ton of folks lined up cheering.  It was a fun party atmosphere which is found throughout Ireland.


blog-June-13-2016-3-team-usa-flyfishingAfter the parade the mayor of Galway kicked off the tournament and we returned to the Connacht Hotel for a dinner celebration.  It’s been a long fun day.  Tomorrow will be official practice and we’ll get a chance to fish two of the competition lakes.


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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!