I’m a 40 year old father of three who is lucky enough to have a loving wife that lets me chase my dream everyday I’m on the water. I am the Owner and Head Guide of Grab Your Fly Charters, a four season, full-time fly fishing guide service located in the Chicagoland area, specializing in warm and cold water fishing opportunities of the the Kankakee River, Dupage River, and the Naknek River in Alaska. I have also guided great fisheries like the Pere Marquette River and Beaver Island. I grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago with a passion for fishing my whole life. I picked up my first fly rod at the age of 15 and never looked back. For me fly fishing is the most gratifying way to catch fish even though it’s not the only way.
Kankakee, Dupage and Naknek Rivers
local fly shops
Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Carp, all 5 salmon species, Brown and Rainbow trout
790 SALT HD and a 790 MOTIVE
philosophy on fly fishing
It’s just fishing, have fun with it.
one tip to improve one's fishing
Just listen to what I tell you to do!
Sunny, 75 degrees and no wind
a good fishing story
While guiding Beaver island years ago I had a guy cast his fly line around me while I was on the poling tower. He fed a carp with a perfect shot at 70 feet. The fish weighed 39 pounds.