About TightLine

My Mission

My mission  is to provide customized individual service for each client. If you are experienced or just beginning I will tailor my service for your needs.  

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I try my best to cater to the needs of the client. I will ask each client what is expected of me for the day on the water.

I am very flexible and patient and willing to do whatever I can for the day to be successful. Along the way I like to point out critters, and flowers, and birds and exchange fishing stories.

Background Information

For the past 15 years I have taught men, women and children of all ages how to fly fish here in the Missouri Ozarks. I have had clients from New Brunswick Canada to California  as well as Germany, Ireland, Poland and Japan. Fishermen that have fly fished all over the world to clients that have never picked up a fly rod.

I am an authorized fly fishing guide with the National Park Service and the National Forest Service. 

I am a member of Trout Unlimited, Missouri Smallmouth Alliance and the Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association

What We Catch & Release

We have chased and released everything from wild elusive spring creek trout to enormous lake swimming carp. Most of the time my clients prefer stocked trout or those great stream smallmouth. We have brown trout and a few rainbows that grow up into the double digits and smallmouth that will go up to 5lb. So far the largest carp has been 36 pounds.