Who introduced you to fly fishing?
There was no particular individual who introduced me to fly fishing. It was more so the inheritance of my fathers fiberglass fly rod at an early age that sparked my fascination with fly fishing.
Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?
Nine times out of ten, when the chance to get on the water arises I head for the saltwater, chasing striped bass. Living on the coast of southern Maine, I have access to great flats fishing and rock fishing. When they are not around, I usually head to the freshwater to stock small mouth bass and various species of trout on the numerous fly fishing only lakes and streams in the greater New England area.
What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?
The stripped bass season is from May through September. My personal favorite is mid June as the larger fish begin to show up and my fervor for striped bass fishing is in full tilt.
What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?
Heading west to Palaski, NY to chase steelhead and Salmon in the fall is quickly becoming a favorite travel destination. Patagonia is quite high on the bucket list!
What you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?
For me it’s the unbelievable craftsmanship in the rods that puts a smile on my face before I event reach the water. When on the salt my go to is the 9wt. Solar. I love the unassuming power of the Solar, it’s an intuitive feel that really packs a punch. When freshwater fishing it’s the 5wt Heirloom in all its fiberglass glory.
What's your current go-to fly?
A giant Mackerel streamer, sparsely tied and lively in the water.
Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?
My headlamp is my saving grace.
What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?
I keep it simple, peanut butter sandwich with a little hunny and I am recharged and ready for more time on the water.
What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?
When I'm not fishing you'll find me:
At the woodshop, milling, assembling shaping and glassing Tidal Roots stand up paddleboards or building custom cabinets and furniture!