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  • About parsond
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    Hello! My name is Daniel and I am a HS biology/anatomy teacher and debate coach during the school year, and a Fly Fishing guide for "Solitary Angler" in the summers. I am lucky to call Wyoming's Green, Hams Fork, Fontenelle and Smiths Fork rivers home. I also fool around on Lake Flaming Gorge some. I typically am on the water 80+/- days per year between fishing with clients and friends/family. My wife likes to sling line too once in a while, and together we feel very lucky to be raising our kids here!

    I grew up fishing the waters of Minnesota for the standard warm water species and played as often as I could on the North shore of Lake Superior with trout/salmon/steelies. I did my undergrad work in Iowa (where I chased fish on the Cedar River, hunted upland birds and waterfowl, and missed way to much class), did a 4-year stint teaching in Chicago and getting grad school done (fishing on park ponds and Lake Michigan saved my sanity). In the summers during this phase of life I spent 9 seasons guiding young fishermen in the Black Hills at a youth camp.

    Wanting to be out west again, I finally landed my current teaching position in Wyoming (more than 20 years ago now) where I float my beloved Green River south of Pinedale Wy as often as I can. I also hunt waterfowl & grouse (I'm a bird dog guy), elk, deer, and antelope (archery and rifle). I camp, backpack, and mountain bike too - but its all about getting into the backcountry to fish and hunt.

    This is my 25th year of teaching and coaching debate. I deeply love what I do. Teaching is good for my heart. Debate is good for my mind. Fishing is good for my soul.

    My wife and I have been married almost 7 years. She is my best friend. Together we have 4 kids; a 12-year old daughter, 2 18-year old boys, and a 21-year old daughter. Our house is full of life with all the kids and pets and activities.

    It is a good life. Better than I deserve, more than I hoped for, and one I do not take for granted.
    Location
    Green River, Wyoming
    Interests
    Teaching, Fly Fishing, Elk/Deer/Duck/Upland bird hunting, Debate, Fly Tying
    Occupation
    Teacher/Coach/Fishing Guide
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    "Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job."

    -Paul Schullery

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  1. fredaevans
  2. hairwing530
    hairwing530 liked post by parsond On thread : My Fly Fishing Celebrity encounter
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    GrtLksMarlin liked post by parsond On thread : My Fly Fishing Celebrity encounter
  5. hairwing530
    hairwing530 liked post by parsond On thread : Fishing with older rods
    I have 4 Sage XP's I still use a lot. They were and are great rods.
    Liked On: 05-10-2016, 06:23 PM
    Posted On: 05-10-2016, 12:59 PM
  6. GrtLksMarlin
    GrtLksMarlin liked post by parsond On thread : Fishing with older rods
    I have 4 Sage XP's I still use a lot. They were and are great rods.
    Liked On: 05-10-2016, 04:09 PM
    Posted On: 05-10-2016, 12:59 PM
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    nevadanstig liked post by parsond On thread : What did you do with your convential gear when you made the switch?
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