Biography: I have been fly fishing since 1978. My father taught me. I started tying flies in 1979. I left home in 1980 and I marginally fished and tied until 2005. After 2005 and living in central Florida, I purchased a kayak for fresh water fishing and renewed the hobby with vigor. I started my own online fly store in 2009. My target species are panfish (bluegill, red ear sunfish, and bream). Secondarily, I fish for specs in the spring and large mouth bass. Most of what I tie and fish with are flies for larger sunfish and smaller, large mouth bass. I try to keep the flies down in size that a 5wt or even 3wt rod can handle. Tying these types of flies is what interested me with Togen hooks. Your hooks sizes fit the species and sizes that I target. Most of the time I fish lakes, but I do spend some time on creeks and rivers. Nearly all of my fishing is done in central Florida.
Other: I teach the Fly Fishing Merit Badge to the Boy Scouts.