I was born in Madison, WI but promptly moved out west when I was young. I grew up near a small river and fished it with conventional tackle obsessively, which taught me a lot about trout and reading water. I tied a few simple fly patterns with my father when I was young but the fly-fishing bug didnï¿½t take hold until my late-twenties. When it did bite, however, it clamped down with a vengeance. Once I discovered streamers and the streamer game, I knew that was it and I have never looked back. I quickly fell in love with designing, tying and fishing large streamers that trigger predatory fish. My passion has become finding, fishing, and exploring trophy country for trophy fish, big or small.