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Who introduced you to fly fishing?
Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?
I have been fishing the waters around Southern New England for my whole life. I primarily guide the waters around the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay. These deep green waters and rocky shorelines are home to the best Striped Bass fishing in the world. I do this for 4 Months every year because winter in New England sucks. In addition, I fish out of Boca Grande Florida and The Everglades National Park. I have some of the best backcountry fly fishing in Southwest Florida right out my back door. I have a super shallow water Hells Bay Skiff that allows me to fish in water that most people will never reach. In addition, the Everglades National Park is a 2 million acre fishing paradise.
What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?
I love it all, but there is something special about the hottest part of the summer when you can catch a 50 lb. Striped Bass on the fly rod.
What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?
Anywhere with a cool running mountain stream that is full of trout or smallmouth bass. New Zealand !
What do you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?
The feel. Exocett, Exocett SS, and Horizon
What's your current go-to fly?
Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?
A good outboard never hurts.
My favorite thing about guiding is:
I dont really like guiding, I hate it really, it just takes time away from fishing by myself.
From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?
Catching Big Ass fish, Duh !
What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...
They may be called a newby. Everything I know and how to unlearn most of what they have learned in the past.
What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?
When I'm not fishing you'll find me:
Usually hunting or fixing a boat, but my favorite thing in the whole world is to get on my 97 CR250 screemin' eagle and pretend I am number 69.