Fishing has been a part of my life going back as far as I can remember. At first it was something that was simply one of my favorite past times and something that I had a very keen interest for. Somewhere around the age of ten I picked up my first fly rod, a 6’ 3wt, and I began fishing for small mouth bass and trout. This was the exact moment that my life changed, what used to be just a fun time hanging with dad quickly turned into an obsession. Any free time that I had was spent on the water and I fished that 3wt until the cork fell off.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to grow up in Oregon where the diversity for fly fishing is astounding. As a kid my favorite places to fish were always in Central Oregon, the trout fishing was something that was unmatched in my experiences. As I got older my focus turned to the coastal waters in pursuit of salmon and steelhead. Growing up in Monmouth I was lucky enough to be very near to some of the best coastal waters that Oregon has to offer.
At the age of 18 I started my guiding career at a remote, fly in lodge in South Central Alaska. I guided for all five species of Pacific Salmon and Native Alaskan Rainbow Trout. This is where I learned the ins and outs of what it takes to be a guide and where I found the passion for helping others catch the fish that I love so much.
This will be my first year guiding for Fly and Field Outfitters and I couldn’t ask for a better outfit to work with. The professionalism and positive demeanor that radiates from every staff member I have met is truly something that is unmatched. I also can’t ask for a better area to have the opportunity to guide. The waters of Central Oregon have always held a special place in my heart. Whether it’s fishing in a tangled mess of logs on the upper Deschutes or stripping streamers for Bull Trout surrounded by towering canyon walls on Lake Billy Chinook, I have always felt that Central Oregon is where I was meant to be. I am so excited to start the next adventure with Fly and Field and with you the people that make my dream job a reality.View My Website