403 Picadilly Circle
Medford OR 97504
My passion for fly fishing is related to most of my other hobbies, boating, hiking, birding, and most importantly, fly tying. Once the kids left the nest I was determined to keep that promise to myself about learning to tie; not to save money on flies but just to create an imitation that could catch fish. The creativity has turned into the art phase.
The bug caught me, all you tiers know what I mean. The book shelves are packed with old and new, feathers and fur overflowing into the garage. Heck, the accumulation of materials could be considered a hobby in itself. I am a member of the FFF and look forward to tying each year at the Oregon Council Expo. I’m also a member of the Rogue Fly Fishers, teach their annual tying classes, write a tying column in the monthly newsletter, and demo before each monthly meeting. I also head up an unofficial tying club called Southern Oregon Fly Tiers, SOFT for short. Once a month we invite a guest tier to demo a timely pattern in a tie-along format. We never stop learning and always have a great time. I have a wonderful, supportive wife, two grown children, four grandchildren, and a tying area all to myself. Life would be perfect if someone would just explain to me why I never have enough material.