I started tying flies in 2008, and was immediately drawn to classic salmon flies. I was lucky to have found both local and virtual mentors willing to help guide a new tier in everything from selecting the right materials, to finishing the fly. Though it's been nearly a decade, I have never lost any of that initial enthusiasm for all things fly fishing related. My personal time is divided between fly tying, fishing, building custom fly rods, painting and writing, and practicing photography.