I started tying simple trout flies in 1983 and quickly moved to tying salmon flies as I was fortunate to grow up 2 hours away from the famous Miramichi River. I purchased Poul Jorgensen's Salmon Flies in 1984 and immediately fell in love with classic salmon flies. While other influential tiers include Syd Glasso, Megan Boyd, Ken Sawada and Paul Schmookler, my heart remains in Michael Rogan style Irish flies. They appeal to me from a fishing perspective. I have been very successful fishing that style of fly for Atlantic salmon since I started fishing for salmon in the early 1980s.