I have been fly tying since 1978 professionally since 1995 , mostly for shops and guides I am friends with. I tie everything from small midge patterns to saltwater and salmon flies. I love tying steelhead and salmon patterns but have to tie a lot more "normal " trout flies. I have developed a signature series of flies we sell through the fly shop I guide for and another I used to work part time at.
I guide part time as well, living in the rural "quiet corner" of Connecticut I am blessed with about 20 quality trout waters within 30 minutes of my house and two blue ribbon waters within 2 hours. All of this water provides a great testing ground for my patterns. I am also an addicted steelhead and Atlantic salmon junkie. I spend an inordinate amount of my free time late fall winter chasing these beauties.