Location: Nashville, Tennessee
- What age did you fall in love with fishing?
I started fishing when I was big enough to hold a pole. My dad got me started.
- Do you have a favorite fishing memory?
Rice Lake, Canada… I caught so many blue gills during the week that my arms hurt. I think between me and my dad we brought home 800 bluegills for the week. That doesn’t count all the ones we threw back.
- What kind of fishing do you prefer?
Pan fish of any kind. I enjoy bass fishing too. And I love chasing trout with a fly rod. I use the fly rod on all species when I can. I love fishing with a fly rod.
- What is your funniest fishing story?
I was 16 year of age and fly fishing for bluegills with a neighbor girl in a small jonboat who was at the other end of the boat. I was lifting my line off the water to cast to another spot, when at the last second a small bluegill grabbed my fly and come flying out of the water and flew straight at my friend and hit her in the chest. She thought I did that on purpose and proceeded to grab seaweed and started trowing it at me. Never did convince her that it was an accident. We laughed about it later.
- How has the Twin Troller changed your fishing experience?
It’s given me a chance to get into small water that my big boat will not do as easily. I like the ability to have some stealth when I move around and have the benefits of a kayak without the hassle of a kayak. Because of all the stuff on the TT. I can’t just lift it up and put it into my truck. I have to trailer it wherever I go. It’s the hardest trailer to back up I own. The short tongue and length of the trailer forces me to make micro adjustments when backing it up. I also have come to realize that for the most part you’re going to get wet when using this boat. Unless you have a dock to launch or load from, you’re going to get wet. I don’t have that issue with my big boat.. I like the twin troller for it’s intended purpose. As a 58 year old man I’m not flexible enough to be in a canoe or kayak and have fun fishing. The TT allows for an upright sitting position or I can stand too if I don’t have to move. I’ve had many hours with friends, spouse and solo and am happy to have in in my stable.
- If you could take one guest a long with you fishing, who would you choose and why?
Hank Parker. Watching his tv shows as a kid and young adult taught me a lot of cool things to try. I like his attitude and he seems to be a genuinely great person to be around. Kevin Van Dam would be a good second. I’m a fellow Michigander and know his brother who runs a fishing/boating store in Kalamazoo Michigan.
- Who is your favorite fishing buddy?
My wife, we share most everything together. 36 years and counting…
- Do you have any fishing superstitions?
Nope. When I was a teen I used to have a lucky hunting vest that I wore almost overtime I went hunting. But soon grew out of that… literally. And that ended the tradition. LOL, however, I still have it hanging with my other hunting jackets and vests reminding me of the great times we had together. Some things are hard to discard.
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