Who introduced you to fly fishing?
My grandmother and grandfather
Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?
Here in western Massachusetts we have a few fisheries that offer a great variety .. The majority being tail waters from hydro-electric dams . These dams offer cold , high flow releases which are optimum for drift boats. Brown , Brook and Rainbow trout are my main target species in these parts . Bass , pike , walleye , shad and striped bass can be found here as well .
What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?
Spring and fall offer great fishing in New England , fall is my favorite ..
What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?
Great Lakes region is definitely my travel destination , Florida and Alaska are on the bucket list .
What you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?
The craftsmanship of Thomas and Thomas are far superior to any rod company I've casted . Solar and NS series are always on my boats .
What's your current go-to fly?
Custom zonker pattern
Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?
My Abel pliers
My favorite thing about guiding is:
The hand shake at the end of the trip .
From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?
A good guide will provide the best rods ,gear , tackle and what have you along with a safe,comfortable trip that will likely produce more fish than heading out on the water on your own . Especially if the trip is run in a boat .
What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...
Improving timing and Casting skills , spotting fish.
What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?
I'm stealing this one from a friend fellow guide . BBQ brisket and pork on the side of the river is the only way to go .
What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?
Gink & Gasoline
When I'm not fishing you'll find me:
Spending time with loved ones .