Born and raised Floridian, grew up hunting and fishing, dreamed of picking up a fly rod when I saw my first episode of Walker's Cay Chronicles. Got my first rod at 16, and later that year my first vise and a sack of materials, and have been at it ever since. Enjoy getting people into the sport, but think everyone should learn for themself. It not as rewarding when someone holds your hand all the way through. University of Florida graduate, attended one football game, then realized they get in the way of hunting and fishing.