I was born in true upstate New York, the Adirondacks. I learned to fish on and tie flies for the very notorious Adirondack streams and rivers including the Ausable River, Boquet River, Chazy River, Little Ausable River, Schroon River and countless streams including Trout Brook and Mill Brook. A conversation with any seasoned fly fisherman in the Adirondacks will tell you if you can catch fish there and you can catch fish anywhere. I can not agree more.
Currently I reside in Florida and love taking trips to North Georgia to the Blue Ridge area. I have found many attributes and tricks of fishing in the Adirondacks suit this area quite well.
I learned fly tying basics at a very young age from my grandfather and Uncle Red to what seems a very distant 35 plus years ago. My grandfather and my Uncle really opened my eyes to this truly addictive form of fishing and taught me what it takes to tie and present flies and the lost art of truly learning how to fish rivers with a fly. It is not as easy as picking a fly and throwing it in water and hope for the best.