I was born and raised in Kamloops B.C. where I grew up spending most of my time playing guitar or fly fishing a remote lake or river in the area. In my mid teens I got into fly tying with friends from high school, and started putting together
patterns I hoped would match the hatches I saw happening in the local waters. Since then the art of fly tying and fly fishing has become a passion and at times an obsession!
In 2017, I began competitive fly fishing which has been an incredible learning experience. The flies, equipment, and techniques used have given me a wealth of knowledge and definitely helped put more fish in the net. From this I’ve been able to win top medals in both individual and team categories and have been awarded Most Improved Competitor River and Lakes combined for two consecutive years. Looking ahead my goal is to represent my country on Team Canada and bring home a gold medal in the awesome sport of fly fishing.
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