Joe began fly fishing at the age of 12 with a fly rod inherited from his grandfather and a lot of patience and instruction from his Dad. After graduating from high school Joe began working as a shop rat in Ellensburg, WA while attending CWU. Planning on working the shop while he attended college, Joe quickly started putting a lot of time on the water (and enough in class) and after buying an old drift boat and an even older explorer was guiding the Yakima by the following spring. Steelhead fishing soon followed, and he began spending his falls swinging for Eastern Washington’s grabby summer runs and the Olympic Peninsula’s giant winter fish. Travels led Joe to Twin Bridges, Montana where he now lives with his wife, daughter and their two dogs. After a dozen of years guiding and becoming the head guide at one of Montana’s premier lodges as well as a Pro-Staff member for several companies, Joe got a “real job” this past year and continues to guide in Southwestern Montana for several licensed outfitters. His guide days fill up quick, so if you want a spot in his boat you need to get ahold of him during the winter months.