Mar 14, 2018
I’m fond of signing off on my emails with Faith, Family and Fish. Because those are the priorities in my life. I’m a Husband of over 25 years, a father of three ranging from 17 to 21.
During the day, I’m a Program Manager for Automotive Interior Supplier. Their I work on highly technical engineered items like instrument panels, door interior trim and floor consoles.
A passionate fly fisher for over 25 years. I’ve fished in 14 states and have recently discovered how much fun salt water fly fishing can be. I tell my wife we can vacation any place she would like as long as I can be on some fishy water for some portion of the trip. My favorite fishing is the Michigan hex.
River Traditions – Which specializes mostly in custom fly boxes. About 15 years old. The business started when I made a wood fly box from a scrap 2x4, to making a a half dozen or so to friends, to getting invited to a fly tying show and selling a couple dozen. Then next year or so attending a couple fly shows and sell a couple hundred to selling over 8,000 fly boxes in 2016. (I still have that first box) Each boxes is personalized by me in some form and is usually mailed within a couple days of being ordered.
I’ve also built fly rods and have designed and attempted to commercially sell fly rods. I’ve designed a couple fly reels and sold 700 of them last year. I supply fly boxes to over 80 fly fishing clubs around the country.