I am a native Oregonian and have fished since I was able to hold a rod. I began life as a guide in 2001 and have since hosted thousands of clients, both private and corporate.
Over the years I have written and photographed for numerous regional and national publications, providing fellow anglers tips and tactics for cold water fishing. This knowledge and love for the sport has also translated into numerous seminars for fishermen over the years. From the largest Sportsman Shows, to local fishing club chapter meetings, fishing is something that is better when it’s shared.
In addition to guiding and writing, I spent 11 years hosting the NW Outdoor Show, which was a syndicated radio show where I hosted regional fishing authorities and national personalities. From Governors, to Rock Stars, Pro Baseball and Football Players, to the very best fishermen in the NW providing listeners with how to’s and up to date reports.
Many potential clients want to know what sort of boat they’re going to be spending their day on. Along with the personality of the guide, the equipment is a big deal. The current boat is a 2014 25′ Willie Raptor and may be the finest guide boat in the Pacific Northwest. For more on this boat check out a more detailed description of it here.
Although classified as a charter business, that’s where the similarities end. Along with a top of the line boat and electronics, the rods, reels and safety equipment can really make or break your experience.
As a G. Loomis and Shimano Pro Staffer, I can safely say that the rods and reels used will be the best there are. All rods and reels are species and technique specific. I don’t own any “jack of all trades” outfits as I don’t believe you can do anything well with this sort of approach. Everything is dialed in so that my customers are served well no matter what the skill level.
Herring/Diver and Bait: Rod-G. Loomis SAR 1265, Reel- Shimano 300 Tekota Line Counters
Back Bouncers/Hover: Rods- G. Loomis SAMR 982 (light) and SAMR 983 (heavy), Reels- Shimano Tekota 300 Line Counters and 300/301 Curados
Drift Fish and Ultra Light Bounce/Hover: Rod- G. Loomis IMX 1025, Reel- Shimano 300/301 Curados
Side Drift and Light Float Rod: Rods- G. Loomis IMX 1162, Reels- Shimano Stradic Ci4t 3000 FA
In addition to the rods and reels, I’ve also been fortunate enough to be involved with Mustang Survival. Mustang Survival is the world’s leader in Auto-Inflatable Life Jacket technology. All my clients have access to the finest in lightweight PFD’s.
Gamakatsu hooks are known throughout the world as the finest hooks made. Gamakatsu offers me hooks that simply aren’t made anywhere else, with points that are as sharp as they get.
If you have any questions about my equipment and need to know more, feel free to contact me with your questions.
You can contact me with any questions or to book a trip on the Questions & Reservations page.