I grew up fishing for redfish on the Texas Gulf coast with my dad and brothers. Back then, I was just trying to keep up with the boys, and now they can’t keep up with me! When I moved to the mountains after college, I picked up fly fishing and spent all my free time on the river or backpacking up to high lakes. Fly tying quickly followed as a nightly routine over a cup of tea. I loved the artistry and precision of it all. Just like fishing, tying created moments of absolute focus on beauty that brought me peace. Fishing has always been about perspective and finding my place in the family of things.
Fly fishing has become a personal passion that I love to share with others. I volunteer with a local non-profit to teach casting clinics for middle-school girls in order to help them build confidence and get outside. I have taught lots of the little boys in town to tie their first fly. (Blood Midges and San Juan Worms come in handy for unsure hands.) And when I am not guiding commercially, I love taking friends and family out into the backcountry.