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
Guide Business Names: Colorado Skies Outfitters, Parker CO, Frying Pan Anglers, Basalt CO, Crystal Fly Shop, Carbondale, CO.
Websites: coloradoskiesoutfitters.com, www.fryingpananglers.com, www.crystalflyshop.com
Number of days fished last year: 336 (I keep daily logs)
Favorite fishing location: Lower Colorado River, Gunnison River, Block Island, R.I., Baja, New Zealand, Keys, Sac. Delta, Denver Lakes (A-Town, Ars., and South Platte).
Favorite fly and why: Most of my flies are secret but I have several available through Solitude including the Jaw Breaker Jig, Carp Craw, Bass-Turd and Deep Tungsten Spinner (available fall 2010).
What Willy J products do you wear? Current Mag series, Conduit boat bag, Confluence pack, Squall jacket, Dynamic waders, inferred thermometer, hemo cuts, nippers.
What is one item you never head to the river without? A fishing license!
Favorite music to take along: Metallica and Tool
Your most memorable day of fishing: Too many great days on the water!
Facts: Fly fisherman can compete in FLW Bass tournaments!
Catch you are most proud of: 7.3 lb Smallmouth, 18.5 lb Wiper, 20 lb Tiger musky and 12 lb Largemouth all caught in Denver.
Other hobbies: Skiing, Flint knapping, Archaeology, Fly Tying.