I began to fly fishing almost 40 years ago in my hometown of Melrose, Massachusetts. In 1993, I graduated from Norwich University Military College in Vermont. I settled in the southwest corner of New Hampshire and after a 24-year career with the New Hampshire State Police, I retired and have focused a majority of my time 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.
In 2021, I graduated from the Three Rivers Ranch Guide School, in Idaho. The school taught in-depth advanced fly fishing techniques that are used in every day guiding and learned how to teach these techniques to clients.
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 and 2021, my teammate and I won the Trout Unlimited MadDog Two-Fly Fly Fishing Tournament in Stowe, VT and finished in third place finish in 2020. I’m a yearly participant in the Otter Creek Classic, Middlebury, VT, where I’ve placed 3rd in 2017. I also competed in the Cape Cod Cheeky Fly Fishing Tournament, which is the world’s largest, catch and release, wade only, fly fishing tournament for striped bass.
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 recently became a volunteer in New Hampshire and Vermont with Casting For Recovery, where the goal is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
I look forward to guiding you on a fly fishing trip and teach you what I have learned about fly fishing in the streams and brooks around Vermont.