I live in Fremont, California, and just retired from Sales and marketing in the Silicon Valley. My home club is the Mission Peak Fly Anglers.
A member of the Northern California Council and have been on the BOD for the past 15 years, I currently serve as the VP Communications and have been VP Marketing (Booth), Fly tying chair, and one of the original members of the BOD for the FTG and currently the Standing Fly Tying Chair for the Conclave. I am the recipient of the inaugural NCCFFF “Ned Long Memorial Fly Tyer of the Year” award for 2002.
I have been tying flies for over 20 years and teach fly tying classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced tyers. Also demonstrate advanced steelhead tying technique’s at a number of the FFF and western fly fishing shows and clubs.
Tying has become a passion not just a hobby for me. Though I tie everything from trout to Salt water, Steelhead flies are his first love because they provide the “Freedom of expression like no other tying style.” Teaching needs to be the backbone of this group. We all should have the passion to want to pass on what we know and watch our students excel beyond our abilities.