Born in Michigan and went to high school in Southern Illinois I was always a fisherman and hunter. In 1986 I went in the US Army and stayed there until 1996 when I decided to live in Tennessee. I write for numerous mainstream Fly Fishing and Outdoors Magazines such as Eastern Fly Fishing, Fishing Facts, and Mid West Outdoors. I am also a pro staff member and Fly Designer at Catch Fly fishing. I am also the weekly outdoor columnist for two local newspapers. Currently I am working on a book about living life in the outdoors. I can be contacted at email@example.com .