I started tying flies in 2007. My wife got me one of those beginner kits for Father's Day. I began learning trout fly patterns and tied them just to fish. It wasnt until 2013 that I caught the tying bug full on. After looking online at flies others were tying I realized I needed to practice practice, practice. I began to spend many hours at the vise and with the help of some great fly tying mentors I eventually became skilled. To this day I spends many hours a week at the vise honing my craft and designing new fly patterns. My steelhead and salmon fly designs have caught fish in several countries.