Hi my name is Rick I live west of Calgary Alberta. I've been fishing this part of the country most of my life. My dad taught me everything he knew about fishing, which took him about 3 minutes. He liked to nap by the water, so as a youngster this gave me the opportunity to explore and set off on my own adventures to learn my own limitations and help me to grow and experience the freedoms every young person should have! I fish the west country in the foothills and mountains of Alberta mostly, and truly love the small streams that hold native trout! I leared to tye fly's just like a lot of you out there by book "The Western Fly Tying Manual" by Jack Dennis and have never taken any formal lessons but have given lessons, I just love to share my passion with anyone interested.