Tony learned to tie a panfish fly at age 10 and even chose a college based on access to trout fishing (Kinnickinnic River). This passion led to more formal fly tying training from Bob Mitchell, founder of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop. Tony was instrumental in the creation of the trout fishing seminar still offered annually by Trout Unlimited. He is a long-standing member of the St. Paul Fly Tiers Club, actively participating in activities as well as teaching Fly Tying. Tony’s interest in fly fishing has taken him from local waters, to the BWCA, and to remote Alaskan wilderness.