I have been fortunate to have explored, fished, and guided on hundreds of amazing watersheds in the states and overseas.  These days I am primarily guiding on what I believe are the finest steelhead rivers throughout the Pacific Northwest.  I have acquired multiple special use permits to be able to work on my favorite sections of these rivers, and share them with my clients.  My primary focus is on the Upper Rogue, North Umpqua, and Coastal Rivers of Oregon, along with the magical rivers of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and the famed Klamath River in California.  All guide trips are swing only, for far too many reasons to list here.  I will say that my primary reasoning is conservation oriented, and I truly enjoy teaching anglers the art and beauty of speycasting and swinging flies for steelhead.  For trout fishing, I still guide the rivers surrounding Northern California's superb Fall River Valley, including Fall River, McCloud River, and Hat Creek.

 

All trips focus on experience based, instructional guiding.  This means that we are not chasing numbers, but moments.  I am interested in cultivating a long term angling relationship with my clients, where the client's progression of casting & angling skills, enjoyment of the whole experience, and respect of the resource is our primary focus.  Being a conservation minded person, I wish to educate my clients on how to help preserve the watershed in which we are angling on.  It is also my goal to practice the utmost etiquette with all the other anglers who we share the water with.  Every guide I choose to work with shares this respectful, conservation minded approach to angling and philosophy.  

 

 

Other Services include:

  • Hosted travel coordinator, both domestic and international, with over 15 years of world wide hosted travel experience

  • Featured Guest Lecturer for clubs and conclaves

  • Feature article writing & photography 

  • Casting demos and clinics, FFF Certified single hand

  • Six Pack Captain's License for coastal jet boat trips

  • Destination travel expert and booking agent