- About stenacron
Uprooted from the Lehigh Valley and dropped onto the Wasatch Front!
Back in PA I was a year-round angler with only the spring and fall dedicated 100% to fly fishing in streams for trout. Winters were for ice fishing and summers were for bass fishing (lakes for largemouth and rivers for smallmouth). Business relocation brought me and my family to Utah in August 2010 and it became clear right away that my dedication to fly fishing was about to take a serious upturn. It took a while to adjust to tailwaters and I was amazed that around the time I would be putting the fly rod away back in PA (mid June), things were just getting going in the Rocky Mountain west!
These days I still get a little bit of ice fishing in, but by and large I am 100% fly fishing for trout from early March to Thanksgiving. My latest addiction is fishing stillwaters for trout. Fishing for trout in lakes and ponds was almost totally unheard of back east... so this is a whole new frontier to me with a whole new set of challenges.
Moving out west exposed me to many more "destination" fisheries as well. Back east I was pretty much a home body, sticking to a few well known waters close to home. Out west I've been fishing all over Utah, Colorado, and up to Yellowstone N.P.
Even after 25+ years of fly fishing, I still feel like I am facing new challenges or learning something new EVERY TIME that I hit the water. And the day those feelings go away will probably be the day that I hang up the waders for good... but I honestly don't see that ever happening.
- Sandy, UT
- Fishing (duh), fly tying, writing, hiking, birding, and playing (heavy) guitar
- Global Product Manager
"We fish for pleasure; I for mine, you for yours." -James Leisenring