David has lived in Colorado since July of 1976, the same month and year of the Big Thompson flood. He wrapped his own flyrod at thirteen years old and started tying his own flies at fourteen years old. He especially enjoys teaching others the amazing activity of flyfishing and being an interpretive guide of the cold-water stream ecology. Taking a complete beginner and showing them how to catch trout on a fly in a couple of hours is what motivates him. He often tells his clients “By the time we are done today, you will have the skills to fish any river in Colorado.” He also believes you do not need the most expensive gear to get started in the sport. Being on the river is almost sacred to David. He believes the beauty of the environment in which trout live is the most therapeutic setting there is and he loves sharing it with young and old alike.