Paul has been a fly fisherman and fly tier for over 45 years. Originally from New England, he
has fished for fresh and salt-water species in the East, ventured from time to time in the West for
trout and steelhead, and has also experienced fly fishing in Canada, Argentina, England,
Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
Paul spent nine years with LL Bean as an instructor in three main areas; 3-day Introductory
Schools, Atlantic Salmon Fly Schools, and the Fly Tying Schools. Paul also worked and lead
instructor and coordinator for many of LL Bean’s “celebrity fly tying” events. Paul also
demonstrated fly tying and casting in the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport ME.
Paul is a show tyer with the Fly Fishing Shows specializing in Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead
fishing flies on standards hooks as well tube and intruder style tying. Paul is an active member
with FFI, ASF, WCFF, SFAOD, and the Catskill Fly Tiers Guild. He has contributed often to
the PA Heritages Days and attended and taught at FFI Rendezvous events. He also is a member
of Enrico Puglisi and Douglas Outdoors’s Pro Staff.
Paul’s first love is fishing for Atlantic salmon, but he also feels that Bonefish and complex Trout
situations are very challenging and also fun to do. Paul’s Spey Casting articles have been
published in the FFI’s The Loop magazine, and he maintains an active status as a Certified
Casting Instructor with the FFI and a member of the FFI Fly Tying Group.
Over this time as an instructor, Paul has developed some practical and effective techniques to
coach and teach people to overhead and spey cast with single-handed as well as two-handed