I started my fly fishing on the waters of South Boulder Creek, up river from Pinecliff, Colorado as a young boy with my Grandmother, Betty Shafer. We spent time on small streams and still waters, learning the art of dry fly fishing. During our numerous trips to I fell in love with the great outdoors, and fly fishing.
Over the last 15 years I’ve gone from being interested in fly fishing to a having a deep passion for fly fishing and taking it to the next level. To be successful on the water, Fly fishing requires art, science, knowledge, and skill.
I started my career as a fly fishing guide after a trip that I took from The Blue Quill Angler. I was hired on this trip by my soon to be mentors in the fly fishing industry, Jim Cannon and Pat Dorsey. For the past 10 years I’ve been guiding with at Blue Quill Angler and truly love it. Meeting new clients every year as well as guiding repeat clients is something very special to me. There is nothing like seeing a client catch their first fish on a fly rod.
I’ve had the honor to fly fish the waters in the upper Midwest while attending college in South Dakota. I’ve also spent time in the Florida Keys with some beautiful salt water fishing. I’m continually searching for new waters to test my flies and my fly fishing techniques.
"If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks."