A lifetime of angling and a career as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot somehow led me to beautiful Asheville and the wonderful trout streams of western North Carolina years ago. I am a fully licensed, insured guide in the state of North Carolina and proud to be a member of Tenkara USA’s Tenkara Guide Network. Unreel Fly Fishing is one of a select group of outfitters that hold a permit to guide and fish the rivers within the Pisgah National Forest. I am also a member of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and maintain current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification. I am a certified Fly Fishing with Disabilities Instructor.
Over the past few years I have fallen in love with the fun and simplicity of tenkara style fly fishing and introduced it to many other converts. There is nothing I enjoy more than teaching someone new to fly fishing this beginner-friendly approach or seeing “old pros” slowly come around to a new, cheaper and highly effective way to enjoy our sport.
Through a leadership role with the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, I am an active advocate for cold-water fisheries conservation. At Unreel Fly Fishing we practice catch and release only fishing and endeavor to leave every stream a little better than we found it.
I also have the great privilege of a long association with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an outstanding organization that utilizes fly fishing and related activities as a therapeutic outlet for recovering wounded warriors and disabled veterans. Please check out the link on my home page to learn more about their tremendous work.
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