My name is Matt, and I tie flies!
I distinctly remember being 12 and watching someone tie flies at some fishing convention my dad had brought me to. Not having a clue as to what I was doing I went home, tore apart a feather pillow, swiped a spool of thread from my mom and stuck a hook from my tackle box in a bench vice and was hooked for life.
I live in Minnesota and fish the driftless area of MN and WI. I try and make it out west as often as possible. I have been heavily influenced over the years by western fly tiers and patterns. I try and bring some of that style back to the upper Midwest in the patterns that I tie. I have spent most of my life fishing for trout in rivers but have opened up to other warm water species in the past few years.