Jake is a fourth-generation fisherman and second-generation fly-fisherman. He grew up fishing off the coast of California. Jake got his first taste of fly-fishing at age ten, when his family moved to Boise. He’s been hooked ever since. It became his passion after taking Brad Abbott’s entomology class at Rocky Mountain High School.
At Rocky, Jake was on Coach Abbott’s track team for four consecutive state championships and still holds the school record in the discus. This led to Jake going to Auburn University on a track and field scholarship. After a year in the south, he was ready to return to football and the great Idaho area rivers.
Jake moved back to Boise and played football at Boise State University for two years. He finished his college career at Northwest Nazarene University, setting school and conference records in the shot put and discus. As soon as Jake graduated, he dove fully into fishing, spending every day that he wasn’t working on the river.
Jake has developed the skills and insight to make fly fishing his life-long passion. He loves all aspects of life on the river. From catching the biggest fish that he can, to tying the flies he fishes with, and doing the research to make every trip as successful as possible, Jake hopes to show people the magic of the river and all the excitement and satisfaction that fishing can bring.