As a young boy, my brothers and I grew up with a father who loved to fish. We journeyed to high mountain alpine lakes and fished some really great trout streams. Many trips were made backpacking small fingerling fish to stock the mountain lakes. The fishing was always unbelievable.
WHAT A GREAT LIFE FOR A KID!
Our Dad was a great fly fisherman and I would sit on a rock and watch him throw his fly rod, presenting the fly on the water with perfection.
He set us up with a fly and a casting bubble on a spinning rod but he always caught more fish. I wanted to learn to fish like him and I saved my money from mowing lawns and bought my first fly rod at the age of 10. Dad would take me with him and taught me how to throw my line but boy did I lose the flies! I depleted his fly box in just a few trips. He asked me how I would like to learn to tie my own flies and I said sure! Dad set me up with one of the best fly tiers in our area and I have been tying flies ever since.
I have a family now, a wife and a son and daughter. Fishing has been carried on to the next generation,
Our son Robbie started as I did and has become one of the best fisherman around. Together we have trolled 1000's of hours fishing for trophy fish with planer boards and downriggers, trolling streamer flies built in our shop. We have fished countless hours on some of the best blue ribbon trout streams. Together we have studied what fishing lures and flies make the fish bite.
In 1997 I started Shoo Fly Fishing Company. I used to own a shoe store and people always called me Shoe Fly and that is how the name of the business Shoe Fly came about. When we closed our shoe store I changed the name to Shoo Fly.
We love the outdoors and enjoy the best sport ever. FISHING!
We welcome you to our business and will do everything we can to help you have a great time fishing the beautiful waters in our area, so good you will come back in with a great fishing story to share.