I have been fly fishing ever since i can remember but at the age of 18 i got my guide license and a few years later my US captains license. I started my guiding career at the Wellston Inn on the banks of the Manistee river near the world famous Tippy Dam. I was the head guide at that lodge for a number of years as well as the fly fishing instructor. I have been a full time captain and river guide for 19 years and charter on Lake Michigan in the summer months as well as guide the rivers around Manistee. Fall, winter, and spring find me on the Manistee river guiding for Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and smallmouth bass. Fly fishing is not only my job but my passion in life and i couldn't ask for a better place to live. I have tied flies commerically for several shops in the area for almost 20 years and now use your hooks exclusively.