Growing up in Colorado Springs under the shadow of Pikes Peak, my family spent a lot of time outdoors. Our family vacations consisted of fishing or hunting trips in the Colorado back-country. Many of my childhood weekends were spent fishing the headwaters of the Arkansas and South Platte rivers, and the mountain lakes in Pike National Forest.
Every summer I would spend a month visiting my grandparents in Utah, camping and fishing along the lakes and creeks of the Uinta Mountains. From an early age, I have loved fishing the evening hatches under a breathtaking Rockies sunset. There is not much in life better than catching beautiful trout on dry flies under a sky that looks like a painting.
I came to Dutch John in the spring of 2013 and have spent more time on the Green in that short period of time than any other watershed. The Green River is my home. It is a river of great geological and biological diversity, from the magnificent red canyon walls of the A Section to the open country of the C Section, where it feels like you have stepped back in time to the days of Butch Cassidy. We have big, angry, stream-born browns, alongside beautiful rainbows. With enough aquatic life and clear, temperature-consistent water to keep them healthy, the Green is one of the greatest drift boat waters in the world, and I am blessed to be able to share my love of this river with my fellow fly fishermen.
Hope to see you out on the mighty Green River,
I am a graduate of Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. So when I am not fishing I am helping friends and tutoring students in math. As with fishing, I enjoy math because it is challenging and you are rewarded when you are persistent.