February 28th Speaker
Liquid Gold: Carping Secrets Revealed
I am an experienced Southern California fly angler and an avid fly tyer who lives, eats, and breathes all things fly fishing. As an accomplished competitive angler, I have multiple bass tournament victories, big fish awards, and an American Bass Association, Angler of the Year title. I am a 2020 California Fly Fishing Open (CFFO) Gold medalist and a 2018 & 2019 CFFO bronze medalist in an all tenkara team. I also have a 2nd Place finish with big fish honors at the 2019 Carp Fest team tournament in Kernville, CA.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with others and have been the featured speaker at many events including the So Cal Fly Fishing Club Consortium, The Fly Fishing Faire, and Orvis Pasadena. I was also featured in the Los Angeles Times and Vice Media’s “Munchies”- Eating Sewer Salmon from the LA River.
I have experience catching everything from Tuna on the fly to small native rainbows and bluegill in local lakes, streams, and ponds. My specialties include targeting carp in the LA River, largemouth bass in urban ponds and lakes, and a variety of surf species.
I am a Temple Fork Outfitters Ambassador and on the Simms and Far Bank Enterprises (Sage, Reddington, Rio Products) pro staff. Other supporters include Tenkara USA and Orvis Pasadena.
Professionally, I am currently employed as a school nurse. My education includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from USC and I am a licensed vocational nurse.
Although I am not a guide, I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to mentor and coach many great people to catch their first bass, carp, corbina, and many other species on the fly. It is very rewarding to bring a trophy fish to hand, but nothing compares to helping others get a thrill from learning and accomplishing this task themselves. Whether it be someone’s first or largest fish on the fly, I love watching the smiles and joy fly fishing brings to others more than anything.