I was Born July 10th 1974 in Conway Arkansas. Like most boys growing up in a small town I had a deep passion for the outdoors. Summer days were spent harrasing local gamefish and in the fall chasing whitetail deer.
At age nine I went on a trout fishing trip with my aunt and I had my first contact with the art of flyfishing. During my high school years my fishing time was greatly decreased. My flyrod became nothing more than a "dust magnet".
In 1995 I met the love of my life ( Dee) and we were married in June of 1996. Later that summer the flyfishing bug hit me again. Dee encourged me to follow my love of the sport.
That very same year I was fortunate enough to meet Tony Spezio. Tony ( a master fly tier and fisherman) and I quickly became very close. I had attempted to be a fly tier before I met Tony, but I was in need of proper instruction. Tony took me under his wing and helped me become the tier I am today.
In 1999 Dee graduated from college and accepted a teaching job in Northwest Arkansas. We moved to the area and have lived here ever since.
In Dec 2003 we had our first child, Caleb. In my spare time I enjoy flyfishing, flytying and spending time with my family. I also give tying demos to local clubs as well as helping boy scouts earn their merit badges in fly fishing.
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