Avid fisherman at an early age.
First fish on a fly, 1967: Golden Trout, Wet Meadow Creek, CA.
Teaching skills of fly fishing since 1969- California, Texas, Missouri
(Founded the RoadKill Roundtable- Texas Territories 1992?)
Sold Gov. George W. a hook file (1992)
Illustrated First Edition of “The Sunfishes” 1992
Instructional tying videos with Lefty Kreh- 2001, 2006
Fly designer for Fly H20/Umpqua
Fish taken on original fly patterns in Alaska, Bahamas, Mexico, and North America.
Professional life spent in angling commerce, to include publishing, wholesale, retail fly shops, and fishing product design.
Currently co-manage fly fishing business for Bass Pro Shops Corporate Headquarters, Springfield, MO.
Charles E. Brooks Memorial Life Award (2013)