Skip grew up in many beautiful areas throughout the greater Northwest which led to his love of fly fishing and spending time in the outdoors. Both his grandpa and mother were instrumental in teaching Skip to fly fish. His grandfather started him fishing with a fly rod and spinning reel, when he was “maybe three”, which Skip says helped him get the feel for fly casting with a fly rod when he was very young.
Skip has spent the majority of his life on the water fishing, teaching, exploring or guiding. He started guiding for Three Rivers Ranch in 1996. He loves his clients, the area and his ‘extended family’ at Three Rivers. These relationships are what has kept Skip part of the Three Rivers family for so many years.
During Three Rivers off season, Skip has spent the past twenty years essentially pioneering fly fishing in the Aysen Region of Chilean Patagonia. Together, with his partners he has been instrumental in designing new fisheries, starting two fly fishing lodges- Dragon Fly Lodge and Tomango Lodge and also designed and manufactured special boats (part jet boat/ part cataraft) that allow anglers in these regions access to water on both rivers and lakes that very few other outfitters have access to. Check out Skip’s lodge located in Patagonia, Chile.