Dave was born and raised in Great Falls and has spent his life fishing the waters of southwest Montana. He began his guiding career in 1985 on the Henry’s Fork, the South Fork of the Snake and the Teton in Idaho. In 2001 Dave returned to his home waters of the Missouri, which had been the river that captured his imagination since he first fished it as a youngster in 1971.
Dave has studied and fished the Missouri River intently his entire angling life. Since this homecoming, he has been guiding on the Missouri in the summer and on the rivers of southern Chile and Argentina in the winter. Dave is also a nationally recognized fly-tier and his patterns are produced and sold by Idylwilde Flies.
Hook: Dai-riki #305 #16
Thread: Dark Brown 8/0
Shellback: Black Zelon
Gastor: Harrop's blackish brown
Post: Pink Hi Viz
Hackle: dark blue dun
Head: Harrop's Blackish Brown