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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 […]

Martin Simpson

I met a guy on the river the other day. His name is Martin Simpson, a kiwi from New Zealand. Martin is a famous trout artist specializing in painting your fish of a lifetime. Every peculiar detail of your catch is included in his paintings. He is also a very keen fly fisherman and we […]

No footprints in the sand

For the last few days I’ve been hanging out with Tony Entwistle and our friend from Jackson Hole, Dennis Butcher. I have been a guides apprentice, and have been honing my skills as an international guide and angler, and have been shadowing Tony and Dennis while they fish. Im not fishing at the moment, and […]


An early start proved to be beneficial yesterday, as Bob and I had one of our most memorable days on the water together. We have been fishing very hard, putting in a lot of miles seeing incredible country, getting outside every day, but having limited fishing success. And no matter what anyone says the goal […]

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