Biography: Dan has been fishing since before he could walk, out of a canoe on the Manistee river in Michigan. He's called Colorado home since 1978, and now lives in a remote area of the Northern Front Range mountains, high above the Poudre River Basin. His home for the last 17 years is located 12 miles past the nearest power line or phone pole, and is powered entirely by solar and wind. You'll often find him fishing little-known tributaries of the Poudre River, the Hohnholtz lakes, and the North Park area lakes. Every fall finds him in Idaho, terrorizing the cuttys in the Lochsa and Selway rivers. In addition to a 'regular' job as a renewable energy writer, he runs Little South Fork LLC along with neighbor Ken Sample, producing fine-furniture quality fly tying desks and accessories.
Dan focuses primarily on trout, and always with a fly rod -- but Santa brought a 9 weight fly rod and a big Tibor reel, so pike and tiger muskie are on the agenda for the 2008 fishing season. He ties all his own flies. Dan's fishing publication photo and writing credits include The Drake magazine, Fly Rod and Reel magazine, and Fly Anglers Online. He was a guest fly tier at the 2007 Sowbug fly tying expo in Mountain Home, Arkansas. You can read a bit more about him (and some of the crazy flies he ties) in a Field and Stream Online article by Tim Romano and Kirk Deeter, here: http://http://tinyurl.com/yuzqyn