My fly tying journey began in the 1970’s while fishing for trout in the Catskills in upstate New York. Upon moving to Houston, I learned to tie redfish and seatrout flies as part of my indoctrination to salt water fly fishing. I was then fortunate enough to move to Washington State, where I have been fishing and tying flies for steelhead since 1978. I am currently a salmon biologist for the Swinomish Indian Tribe, but my first fisheries job was identifying insects from Olympic Peninsula streams, which served me well in preparing for my annual trout fishing trips to Montana. It has been my good fortune to become part of the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild where I continue to be challenged to tie full dressed Atlantic salmon flies.