I started fly fishing at eight years old and once I turned twelve fly fishing became my passion. Around this time I created my first custom pattern named the D-B Nymph. After testing out the D-B, local fishing shops began carrying my fly patterns and Big Wood Flies was founded! I became completely immersed into the world of fly fishing around thirteen when I began tying flies at fly tying expos and trying to be on the river every chance I got. During the fall of 2018 my fly fishing passion went to a whole new level after I made the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team. Being able to participate at such a high level of fly fishing is a true honor and I am savoring every moment of it. When I am not fishing I spend my time playing basketball, surfing, mountain biking, skiing, and of course going to school.