I am honoured to be selected as a fly fisherman to represent Team Canada in the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in Ireland. Fly fishing has been my life-long passion. Born in the East Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia, Canada I have had many opportunities to fish the numerous mountain rivers, lakes and streams. Besides fly fishing for trout in my home waters, I have fished for pike in Manitoba, rockfish in Washington, sailfish in Costa Rica, dorado in the Florida Keys and bonefish in Belize, Bahamas and, my all-time favorite salt water destination, Christmas Island!
As a freelance fishing guide on the pro staff team with Far Bank Enterprises, I represent Redington, Sage and Rio gear and products. Also, I tie and design flies and have six patented designs which are available online through Montana Fly Company.
In 2009 I entered my first fly fishing competition. At the North American Loch Style Fly Fishing Championships, I won individual silver in 2015 and Team Bronze in 2017. Adding Ireland to my fly fishing career is both challenging and exciting (just like fishing!.) I am looking forward to visiting a new country, meeting new people and fishing new places.
When I am not casting a line on the water you will find me biding my time at the local pulp mill as an Electrician.