With fly rod in hand, Rick has pursued Atlantic salmon in Norway and Canada's eastern provinces. He has sought after steelhead in British Columbia and on the tributaries of the Great Lakes. Rick has saltwater fished the eastern seaboard from Kennebec Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
As a member of the “hand picked” G. Loomis focus group Rick influenced the design of the G. Loomis Roaring River Two-Hand Rods, which were unveiled in September 2004 at the Fly Dealers Tackle Show in Denver Colorado. As a Master Single Hand and Two Hand Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers, he has spent many hours teaching the art of fly-casting by providing casting courses to novices and experts alike. Whether you’re just beginning or have been fly-fishing for years, Rick will help you improve your casting so that you can more effectively present the fly to the fish.
For over two decades he has been an accomplished fly tyer, fly fisher, and teacher. Rick has been profiled or published articles in: The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Hamilton Spectator, Fly Tyer, Fly Fusion and The Atlantic Salmon Journal to name a few. A guest tier and speaker throughout Canada and USA his flies have been highlighted in many books and periodicals. In 2004, Canada Post commissioned Rick to tie a Full Dressed Jock Scott. The reproduction was replicated and released on Canadian ¢.50 stamp in February 2005.
CCI, MCI,THCI Certified Casting Instructor