Fishing's Future's Director of European Operations
Master Angler and Fly-Fishing Guide:
Junior Anglers! My love of fishing has been with me since I can remember. I grew up in Northeast Ohio, USA fishing Lake Erie for bass, walleye, and perch and spent several summers in Ocean City, Maryland fishing for flounder and blue fish. Later in life I fell in love with Colorado, USA while earning my MS in Physics at Colorado State University. I live with my retired sled dog and I carry a zeal for fly-fishing the waters of the Big Thompson River, but some of my favorite time is spent dry-fly fishing the North Fork of the Big Thompson River, landing beautiful wild brown trout and rainbows. I like to think that luck is one of my skills but as an Eagle Scout and Fishing’s Future Master Angler I truly enjoy turning this luck into giving back to our youth by teaching my life-long learning of fishing into the upcoming skills of our new Junior Anglers.
The Bern, Switzerland Chapter of Fishing's Future welcomes you to come out to participate in the 6th Rhine Valley Fly Fishing Day in glorious Western Austria!!! More specifically at the Rheinauen Recreation Center on the Swiss/Austrian boarder right next to the scenic Rhine River. This is the largest outdoor swimming area in western Austria and will be a perfect place to experience demos, workshops, product presentations, seminars and funny little contests.
Fishing's Future will present a 30-40 minute talk on Catch-and-Release fishing and the fly-fishing culture of the Western United States in an effort to spread information and good will to Swiss, German, and Austrian anglers. After the presentation the Chapter will have a Back Yard Trout (Bass) station set up so that anglers can have their try at landing a big one! We hope to show local families that fly-fishing is a great activity that can be practiced anywhere and bring families together.