Beginners or Inexperienced Anglers:
My whole family; my wife, two teenage daughters, and young son all fly fish. No need for women or young people to be intimidated if they are inexperienced or trying fly fishing for the first time. I favor a patient approach that emphasizes learning the basics of fly fishing while out in the water fishing to real fish. I can supply the gear that you need or you can bring your own.
As a 14-year employee of LLBean, I was introduced to and became friends with a number of well-known expert fly fishers and fly tiers. I have modified their knowledge and techniques to fit the fishing in Western Maine. For the expert fisherman, I enjoy showing advanced streamer, nymphing, and midging techniques, as well as how to tie specialized flies for the region.