I BEGAN TYING FLIES at a very early age, well before I started fly fishing. After watching a gentleman tying at a Christmas craft fair, I became fascinated with the diversity of creativity you could accomplish with simple fur and feathers.
I was also lucky enough to have parents who supported my obsession from the beginning and my skills quickly improved. Growing up on a farm on the banks of the Similkameen River in southern British Columbia and having my family involved in a local fishing and hiking lodge, afforded me many opportunities to be on the water.
In my early teens I began tying classic salmon flies and after high school I began adapting them to fish for steelhead in BC’s northern rivers. Nowadays I use classic salmon, spey and dee flies almost exclusively to fish for steelhead. I guide part-time on the Bulkley River and have been published in various magazines and tie semi-professionally for various fly shops and individual anglers.
For the last twenty years I have been teaching fly tying and still hold regular classic salmon fly tying courses at Michael & Young Fly Shop in Surrey, BC. Fly fishing has been my life long passion, and I’m very fortunate to be involved with amazing companies and individuals who have a shared passion.
In addition to being a member of the Partridge PRO-Team and Lagartun PRO-Staff, I am also involved with Bruce & Walker North America. To learn more about me, please visit my pages on Instagram and Facebook.
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