Dave grew up in the mountains of south central Pennsylvania, an area that provided lots of opportunities for fishing and hunting. When Dave was in his early twenties he got bit by the fly fishing bug and it was not long until the hunting fell by the way side. Dave spent a lot of time perfecting his fly fishing skills on the limestone streams of Pennsylvania until his company relocated him to Aiken, SC in the early 1990's. With no Trout to fish for in Aiken, Dave claims to have almost gone crazy, until he discovered the great fishing around the Brevard area. While living in Aiken, Dave would drive to the mountains several times a month to get a trout fix. Dave became very involved with the CSRA Fly Fishers in Augusta where he eventually served as President. As luck would have it, Dave's company decided that he needed to take an early retirement, so he went to work part time for Rivers and Glen Fly Shop in Augusta until he could find a house to buy in the mountains. Within a year of his retirement he moved to the Brevard area and now spends his time on the rivers and streams that he has come to love over the last 14 years. Dave guides 3-4 days a week and is a member of the R.L. Winston Pro Staff. If you are looking for a great day on the water with a laid back trout junkie, then spend a day with Dave.

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