Jason began fly fishing and tying flies at the age of ten. His passion for the sport began when his family purchased vacation property in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The property included the confluence of a brown trout river and a native brook trout stream, just steps from the cabin. When he couldn’t fly fish for trout, he pursued carp, bass and panfish near his home in West Chester.
After graduating from Towson University in Maryland, he began working at the Backwater Angler fly shop in Hereford. He worked as a full time employee, instructed tying classes and also guided hundreds of anglers on the Gunpowder Falls River, over a nearly ten year period. During that time he tied custom patterns for the shop, and also for anglers chasing a variety of fish species. He was also published in the Baltimore Sun, Eastern Fly fishing, and American Angler magazines on fishing, fly tying or conservation related issues. In addition to trout, he has tied patterns for and pursued a wide range of freshwater, saltwater and migratory fish species. Some of his favorite fishing destinations include, Chile, Belize, Aruba, Montana, Quebec, Alberta and The Bahamas.
When he isn’t fishing, Jason spends much of his time brewing beer, playing disc golf and volunteering at parks, where he clears invasive plant species. He currently resides in Baltimore County, Maryland, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.