Dwayne was born & raised in Eastern Washington (Wenatchee & Yakima). He graduated from Washington State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Range Management.
Dwayne started fly fishing in 1990 when his Father bought him an Eagle Claw fly rod. His favorite piece of water is definitely the Henry’s Fork because you can chase Rainbows & Browns of significant size! His most memorable fly fishing moment was a multi-day float trip in Alaska with his daughter…He had set his fly rod down in the raft, with the fly hanging out of the boat and in the water… when a large rainbow or chum salmon hit the fly, shot his fly rod out of the boat and is forever laying in the bottom of Clear Creek somewhere near Talkeetna, Alaska.
Dwayne truly loves rowing boats and watching people catch fish, more than he likes fishing for himself. It is also a sport that allows you to completely disconnect from all the noise of the world when on the river.
His favorite piece of fly gear are Hatch Reels. They are simple and bomb proof. When Dwayne is not on the river you will find him in the back country, hunting, hiking and of course fly fishing.