With only worms and bobbers, Carolyn started fishing on her gradpa’s pond when she was two-years old. At the age of six, Carolyn camped and fished with her father nearly every weekend during the summer. In 1976, she moved to Spokane, Washington where she continues to reside. When not fly fishing or tying, Carolyn works for Hollister Stier Labs, which she has been doing for over 27 years.
She is an avid hunter and camper. She has fished for silvers and hunted caribou in Alaska, fly fished for tarpon in Mexico, spear fished in Hawaii and hunted deer in Oregon and Washington. She enjoys backpacking and riding her ATV in the back country. Fly fishing entered Carolyn`s life about 25 years ago. She leaned from a friend, Dennis Clay, a commercial tier from Moses Lake, Washington. It was from Dennis that Carolyn also learned the basics of fly tying. She later enrolled in tying classes with the late Everett Caryl of Spokane. Everett is a fly tying and fishing legend in the northwest. Ten years ago Carolyn joined a local club, the Spokane Fly Fishers. She has hosted several club outings to the Missouri river, Kootenai River and the Clark Fork River. Most of her summer time is spent teaching fly fishing and tying to her family and friends from Hollister Stier.