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Day 10 – Think about the possibilities!

This morning we decided one team was going to tease off of the pinnacles, while Mike Lasota, Mike Bosma and I decided to walk the amazing flat from yesterday. I had lucid bonefish dreams from the evening before and the thought of walking that flat again and possibly seeing those big bonefish and big milkies […]

Day 9 – The pinnacle of the sport

Today was the day that I would officially melt into the Red Sea. This was our second day without wind and I had a panic attack nearly every half hour. There was no escaping it. A sip of water here in Sudan is a liter and a half. I literally couldn’t keep liquid inside of […]

Day 8 – GT school

Today was not a friendly day on the Red Sea off of the coast of Sudan. We had a kick ass breakfast, with kick ass coffee, with my kick ass friends, in a kick ass corner of the world. But as it turns out, today would kick our asses and test our allegiance to the […]

Day 7 – A day of redemption

My sinus infection was really catching up to me now and I was feeling beat down. The other boys knew I wasn’t feeling good and they did their best to encourage me. As always our days started with good coffee, a little social time, re rigging shredded leaders, and generally trying to keep our calm […]

Day 6 – The one that got away

When we woke up on the morning of May 14, our first full day in Sudan our boat crew had prepared us a kick ass breakfast of crepes and nutella, good coffee, Sudanese flat bread, eggs, and fresh fruit. Our plan was to motor for a couple hours and get to a remote flat where […]

Day 5 – Bound for the Scuba

It was an early morning when we woke up to head to the airport to catch our flight to Sudan. I met Mike in the lobby for breakfast and we caught a ride from our go to taxi driver Sair, who had now become our friend. This was the start of something. It was a […]

Day 4 – It’s just something you feel

After a somewhat rowdy night (Middle Eastern standards) I was able to sleep in a bit this morning, which was necessary as I had now developed some sort of sinus infection due to the constant dust and dirt in the air, combined with the 110 degree consistent day time temps and the air conditioning everywhere. […]

Day 3 – Arabian nights

We were up early again on our third day in paradise. Mike and I are not used to arabian corn flakes for breakfast so we ate leftover sausage and lamb chops and guzzled a few cups of coffee, a true champions breakfast. We hit the water again trying to beat the early morning heat. It’s […]

Day 1 – The straits of Hormuz

Day one started off with a blast and boy I love traveling. The madness of the airports where everyone is somebody for a minute, the whole world is there at your fingertips if only for a second. Like when I had a layover in Paris don’t think for a second I’m not going to drink […]

Carp tails

I’m up here at 30,000 feet flying over the North Atlantic listening to Bob Marley. I’m headed to one of the most incredible places (so I’m told) for chasing fish on saltwater flats. In 12 hours I will step foot in Dubai for the first time followed by Oman and finally ending my trip in […]

Cutty’s creek

I just walked in the door from a fishing trip with Neil Chamberlin, Scott Smith, Ben Brennan, and  Chris Doeberl. All good fishing mates from over the years. We had an awesome time with many big fish caught, elk burgers demolished, cuban cigars smoked, and yes many beers downed. We were planning on fishing two […]

Snake River Report

Scott Smith Paul Frank and I had an incredible day floating our favorite Snake River section yesterday. I had a whole list of shit to get done before my upcoming fly fishing trip to Sudan, Oman, and Dubai but when Scott called me at 7 am of course I said yes let’s go fishing. The weather […]

He offered me the universe

I’m sitting here in the Queenstown airport sipping on a Steinlager. I’m worried my flight won’t make it in tonight as the flight before mine was canceled and the weather in Queenstown continues to look ominous. Oh well it’s not something I can control so I’ll kick my feet up and tell a story about […]

The fish of a lifetime

I will keep this quick as I’m literally packing up the van and heading to Christchurch to watch my friends compete in the New Zealand clay shooting championships. I just had another once in a lifetime fly fishing experience and caught the brown trout of a lifetime! I will write about it soon, for now […]

Yellowtail on the flats

I just had the number one most incredible fly fishing experience of my life with Tony Entwistle and Bob Bourdon. We were planning on going trout fishing for a few days until I offered the idea to try to chase King Fish or (yellowtail) on the flats. An absurd idea it was that caught on […]

When time stood still

Chris and I were packing up our things in Bryan Wilson’s yard when Bryan came out to chat about the weather. He said it had been so dry for so long that when it rains the water will not soak into the ground at first, and that it will run right off the hillside. We […]

Like a pig in shit

I have been fortunate to meet a few new friends while here in New Zealand. Jeff Forsee and pro photographer Hollis Bennett. After my arrival in Queenstown where I visited with a few friends and bought new tires for the van, I went North to link up with these two characters and to chase a few […]

Quick update

Time is flying by here in New Zealand and I cant believe I only have a month left in Paradise. Our latest river trip resulted in a massive flood that we almost got swept away in. Im happy to be here to write about it. Too much fishing and too little blogging is a good […]

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. […]

Guides trip, better late than never

Our late season guides trip is always a blast and is something I look forward to all year. Our Jackson Hole fishing season is short due to our higher altitude and our long Winters. Spring snow melt plays a big part in keeping us off the river in May but no matter, the lakes are […]

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 […]


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 […]

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