I've been told I grew up with a fishing pole in my hands. Family moved to Utah from California in 1963. I was fortunate to have local fishing ponds and rivers within walking distance of my home. I think I spent every day in the summers walking east towards either a stream flowing down from Adams Canyon or Holmes Reservoir in East Layton. Sun up to sundown I was dipping a line somewhere.
I was introduced to Flaming Gorge by my Uncle in the late 60's and fell in love with it. Shortly after graduation from Clearfield High School, I entered the military and between active duty and Guard, spent 26 years serving the greatest nation on earth. During those years I've had the privilege of fishing some of the best waters on earth. I've chased salmon and halibut in Alaska, and many saltwater species from Florida to destinations around the world.
I've actively been chasing Kokanee Salmon at the gorge for about 30 years and every weekend is a new learning experience. The best part is experimenting with new lure creations and finding ones that seem to catch fish and sharing those with other fisherman I meet on the water and at the docks as well as sharing my knowledge and tackle with people new to Kokanee fishing. I can usually always be found fishing the waters around Buckboard early in the season and after mid June usually can be found at Lucerene Marina.
Owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Tackle has been fishing for kokanee and trout for over 20 years. With his innovative ideas and expert experience Rocky Mountain Tackle is quickly setting the bar as the leader in cutting edge technology for anglers across the country. He was raised in Utah and spent every extra minute on lakes such as Flaming Gorge, Strawberry Reservoir and Fish Lake. His love for fishing has turned into a passion to help others succeed at catching more fish and to watch young anglers learn and develop into the next generation of successful anglers!
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