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Arrival in New Zealand

After a mix up at the airport in Queenstown I have made it to my friend Nick Clarks house. A lady took my bag that looked identical to hers and ran out of the terminal. I was left with a bag that looked similar to mine but was full of pantyhose and women’s designer clothing […]

Hosted trip to Argentina April 16-24, 2016

I’m excited to announce I’m hosting my first trip to Patagonia Argentina April 16-24, 2016. This is a bucket list trip that includes four of Argentina’s best rivers, while visiting two of Argentina’s best Fly fishing lodges. We will be visiting my friends Jorge and Felipe Trucco, who own Patagonia Outfitters. Relax daily after world […]

2015 – A fantastic year in review

Life in 2015 was as good as I could imagine. I managed to visit three countries outside of the United States. I went to New Zealand for my third time and spent three fantastic months living out of a camper van chasing the gigantic and beautiful brown trout that inhabit those crystal clear mountain streams. […]

Currier’s 50th birthday bash

With the end of summer came some incredible outings with some great friends. My good friend Jeff Currier turned 50 and most of us managed to make it to Island Park Idaho to celebrate. While most of the group was already in Idaho celebrating, Mike Lasota and I managed to sneak away from any crowds and […]

Earning Top Guide in the One Fly was not easy, but like a Trout from its lie, I rose to the occasion.

The 30th annual Jackson Hole One Fly competition took place last weekend and what a fun time it was.  I was happy to be involved in an event that donates all the raised money towards conservation, stream restoration, Trout Unlimited, and various other non profits that focus on protecting our fish and the beautiful places […]


I have now realized my life is not like most, and the most important thought I have in my day to day is that this is truly the only life I will have so you had better live it up? It’s not rocket science although grasping “the dream’ seams so hard for some. Getting stuck […]

This Is Fly Magazine Cover

Im so very thankful to be featured in the latest issue of This is Fly magazine! I wrote a 10 page article about my Latest trip to New Zealand and also made the cover page! Here is the direct link to the magazine –   Here is the direct link to my article –   […]

Only so many river days

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a few great guys on a two day overnight fly fishing outing. Scott Smith, Neil Chamberlin, Ben Brennan and I drove out to the airport and literally pulled up on the tarmac to await the eight anglers from Montana. The group consisted of Tom Mcguane, Tom Brokaw, Carl […]


Every year I look forward to the carp fishing tournament on blackfoot reservoir. Its the first time we all get together for some good camping, booze, great food, and semi decent fishing. I dont go to this thing because I love carp because I don’t, I love doing lots of shit and hanging out with […]


My life style has been ridiculous lately. I’ve packed Three trips of a life time into three short months. After New Zealand I spent a few weeks at home with family until I left for a trip to Ireland mostly to go to my good friends’ wedding. Eskil (Sweden), Elaine(Ireland) and I sailed together in […]

The West

Neil Chamberlin and I have just returned from an awesome trip floating and fly fishing one of the greatest rivers in the American West. Im generally vague when I write about where I have been exploring, to protect these special fisheries. I have put a lot of time in to learn about some of these special […]

Keep your fly in the water

I have returned from an amazing trip to Oregon where I fished two days with my good friends James Fraser and Mike Lasota. If you read my blog you will realize that James and I have fished all over together and initially met in New Zealand a few years ago. You can read about those […]

Fly fishing at its best

I have been loving this beautiful weather and this amazing place to call home. I have been exploring with a few friends and have found the fishing as good as it can be in september (our most productive month for dry fly fishing.) The fish are currently stacked up in pods in certain riffles, and […]

Go hard mate

Its only been a few days home here in Jackson Hole and already Im restless. I have just returned from three months living in a van in New Zealand chasing brown trout I have always dreamed about. Most people here are depressed from a long winter with no snow and no hobbies. My re introduction […]

Travels with Dane

Over the last week I have been chasing trout with my friend Dane from South Africa who I met at a gas station recently. We had a great time together and were able to tackle a few rivers and quietly make noise. Dane and I are like brothers and shared many good meals and got […]

Is this a dream?

I have returned from an awesome few days solo backpacking up a really cool river here in New Zealand. A friend dropped me off on the side of the road and said “Good Luck,” with no further hesitation I headed off to now-here, the trout didn’t stand a chance. I stuck my music in for […]

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