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About Me


My fly fishing resume appears below.


After 30 years as a banker, I converted a historic Springhouse on the banks of Allentown Pennsylvania’s Little Lehigh to a fly shop. For fifteen years I studied this famous limestone’s ecosystem while giving hundreds fly tying and fly fishing lessons and speaking at fishing and social clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic area.


Some of the groups include;

Adams County Chapter of TU, Brodhead TU, Bucks County TU, Cabin Fever, Central Jersey Trout Unlimited, Croton Watershed, Cumberland Valley TU, Dame Juliana League Fly Fishers, Daughters of The Eastern Star, Delco-Manning TU, Doc Fritchey TU, Donegal TU, East Jersey Trout Unlimited, Ernest Schwiebert Chapter Trout Unlimited, Forks of the Delaware TU, Fred S Burough’s North Jersey TU, Great Outdoor Expo, Hacklebarney Trout Unlimited, Hokendauqua TU, Jersey Shore Trout Unlimited, Ken Lockwood Chapter Trout Unlimited, Little Lehigh TU, Long Island Fly Rodders, Main Line Fly Tiers, Mid Hudson TU, Monocacy TU, Penn’s Woods West TU, Perkiomen Valley TU, Ray Neirle South Jersey Chapter Trout Unlimited, Saucon Creek TU, SE Montgomery County TU, South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers, Stanley Cooper Sr. TU, Susquehannock Fly Fishers, The Fly Fishing Show, The Sporting Gentleman, Valley Forge TU, Western Pocono TU, White Clay Creek Fly Fishers.

I have fished, tied and learned from renowned fly-fishing personalities such as Gary Borger, Lefty Kreh, Gary LaFontaine, Ernest Schwiebert, Charlie Meck, Barry & Cathy Beck, Ed Jaworowski, Ed Schenk, Oliver Edwards, Bob Clouser, Jack Gartside, Ed Koch, Don Baylor, A.K. Best, Larry Duckwall and others.

The fly Fishing Guide, Fish and Fly Magazine, Best of the Lehigh Valley Magazine, the New York Times, the Morning Call, ESPN and Fox News have done pieces on the shop.

Since retiring, I spend most of my time camping and fishing around North America.

Most of the time I will be in and out of Wi-Fi and cell phone range. If you contact me I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming speaking season. My travels serve as a back drop for my humorous and informative presentations.

When I visit your group, Gary Borger and I will donate his new DVD, The Perfect Cast 1.

If you would like to do some tying I can do that.

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253 906-5134

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