Business Name: i9 Studios
Website: Fly Fishing - http://www.western-fly-fishing.info Website Design - http://www.i9studios.com Game Development - http://www.hivemind.com
Number of days fished last year: 60+
Favorite fishing location: The places you can’t talk about .. That are passed from friend to friend.
Favorite fly and why: Circus Peanut! Rainy’s Grand Hopper and a Adams Irresistible is a nice double combo. Did I say Circus Peanut.
What Willy J products do you wear: Exodus pack! This pack rocks… It is the most comfortable pack I have ever owned. You can hike and fish for 10 hours and not notice it.
What one item would you never head to the river without: Sun glasses … Safety first!
Favorite music to take along: Depends on the mood … Ween, Dead Meadow, Sparklehorse, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Hank III, Eek-A-Mouse .. Whatever is playin’.
Your most memorable day fishing: The summer family fishing trips to Wyoming and the few days I had fishing with both my father and grandfather. Miles and miles of pristine cutthroat water.
Catch you’re most proud of: Grayling on the Big Hole. Snake River Cutties on small streams in Wyoming. Makos in SD. Almost every time I go out I have a catch that is special, but what is really meaningful are the people you fish with!
Other hobbies: Photography (of course)
Number of days fished last year: 100+
Favorite fishing location: A small brookie stream in Northern NY that is miles from anything man made, and filled with hungry native trout.
Favorite fly and why: Any midge fly #22 or smaller, because they catch fish and they are very easy to tie.
What Willy J products do you wear: Surge fanny, RT pants, Exodus pack, and Rain Jacket(just in case).
What one item would you never head to the river without: My camera and macro lens.
Favorite music to take along: On the drive… anything with a good jam, speed of the jam and volume depends on the time of day and how much sleep I go the night before. On the water… nothing.
Your most memorable day fishing: The day my daughter reeled in her first trout… she was 2 and _ at the time.
Catch you’re most proud of: Every picky trout that I’ve spent more than 15 minutes on. Every fresh steelhead I’ve landed.
Other hobbies: Guitar, Rock Climbing, Hunting, and Writing.
Business Name: retired
Number of days fished last year: 70
Favorite fishing location: Canada, Scandinavia and Cuba
Favorite fly and why: Klinkhåmer Special and Leadhead. With those 2 flies I can fish the surface and bottom everywhere in the world
What Willy J products do you wear? Access Chest, confluence pack, surge and Current
What is one item you never head to the river without? My Glasses
Favorite music to take along: New age
Your most memorable day of fishing: The day my wife caught her first Atlantic Salmon
Facts: After the last tree has been cut down, after the last river has been poisoned, after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Catch you are most proud of: my big permit in Cuba
Other hobbies: Photography, Birding, Writing and Outdoor Journalism