Born and raised in Ontario Canada, Jake is fortunate to be surrounded by some of North America’s finest fisheries. He felt limited with conventional gear when fishing, resulting in pursuing his current passion for fly fishing and tying. What drove Jake’s addiction was being allowed to create and customize his own flies and adopting these flies to specific conditions. He quickly became recognized for his modern style of fly tying and fishing tactics. Jake primarily nymphs small rivers for Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout and tosses streamers and top water flies for Smallmouth Bass in the warmer summer months. In spring and fall he chases Great Lakes Salmon and Steelhead.
Jake runs and owns “ The Fly Fiend “, an online fly shop, offering an array of flies and tying materials. He produces fly fishing videos for his YouTube channel which include fly tying tutorials, tips and tricks and fishing adventures.