I began to fly fishing almost 40 years ago. My hometown is Melrose, Massachusetts and while attending Norwich University Military College in Vermont, I spent my free time fly fishing the Dog River in Northfield, Vermont. I settled in the southwest corner of New Hampshire and after a 24-year career with the NH State Police, I retired in 2016 and have focused on fly fishing. This focus has allowed me time to tie my own flies and teach fly tying at various Monadnock Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Classes and community events. I attended the Orvis Fly Fishing School to better understand how to instruct individuals new to fly fishing.
I primarily fly fish the rivers and streams around New England for Trout and Salmon and frequent Cape Cod for Stripers and False Albacore. During my travels, I have fly fished some incredible places including Salmon in Alaska, Reds in Florida, Steelhead in New York, and Atlantic Salmon in various parts of Canada and Scotland.
I enjoy the competition of fly fishing. I frequently compete in catch and release fly fishing tournaments around New England. In 2019, my teammate and I won the Trout Unlimited MadDog Two-Fly Fly Fishing Tournament in Stowe, VT and a third place finish in 2020. I’m a yearly participant in the Otter Creek Classic, Middlebury, VT, where I’ve placed 3rd in 2017. For the past four years, I have competed in the Cape Code Cheeky Fly Fishing Tournament, the world’s largest, wade only, fly fishing tournament for stripers.
I was honored to be a guide on a trip to Lake Placid, NY with Project Healing Waters for disabled active and military veterans.
I look forward to guiding you on a fly fishing trip and passing along what I have learned about fly fishing Vermont streams and brooks.