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How I Got Here

It all began in 1973, when my Dad introduced me to fly fishing – I loved it. As a young teen, I was selling my hand tied flies to local anglers and a few years later, I began building rods. It put a few bucks in my pocket. 


I’d always been captivated by California’s wild outdoors and by fly fishing. As a college student, I combined these passions and pursued a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. At the same time, I also learned I had a rare knack and love for teaching. I began offering classes on fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying. 


In 1996, my entrepreneurial spirit emerged and despite my Dad’s warning, to not enter retail and especially not sporting goods, I opened Central Coast Fly Fishing. It’s never been a job, it’s always been a passion.


   Owner, Fly fisherman


Local Conservation

I stay actively involved in local conservation efforts. As a conservationist and biologist  I feel it's important I do my part in keeping our state and local wildlife resources and their habitats healthy. I help local wardens enforce fishing regulations and conduct a weekly trash collection on area beaches. I take conservation seriously and try to instill the important role every outdoorsman can play in helping the resources we enjoy remain healthy and safe, now and for the future.   


Copper River, Alaska

For seeing wildlife and enjoying amazing fishing for wild trout and salmon few places compare to the Copper River in Alaska.

I lead a guided trip every year for customers looking to have the ultimate outdoor experience with the luxury of a hot shower, a great meal and a warm fire at the end of the day. 

If this sounds like a trip you might enjoy this link brings you to a PDF that gives you more detail or if you're ready to pack your gear reserve a spot today…they go fast!

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