My fly fishing journey began at Lake Verna in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2003. I was on backpacking trip with my good friend Seth. Seth was kind enough to let me catch a few brook trout with his fly rod. I immediately purchased my own rod and reel when I returned to Denver.
I taught myself how to fly fish on the South Platte drainage and beyond. I loved learning the intricacies of the front range tailwaters and smaller creeks. I call the Deckers area my home water. I enjoy all the challenges that portion of the South Platte River presents. I also enjoy fly tying and putting those flies to work on all my trips.
After years of studying and actual time on the water, I decided I would give guiding a try. I found that I enjoy putting people on trout as much as I enjoy catching them. I like to share all the things that fly fishing has taught me with every angler I meet. Hopefully this shared experience makes us better anglers and people.
In the off season I work as an electrician. I pursue my winter hobbies of snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and of course winter fly fishing on Colorado’s many tailwaters.