Like many transplants to
the Ellensburg area, Nathan grew up in the
southern suburbs of Seattle in the rural area's,
where life still showed a slower pace.
Nathan credit's his father for the introuduction
to fishing and during their time's together,
spent days in the Puget Sound and many of the
local stillwater impoundments fishing for Salmon
Here, like many do,
Nathan formed a love for fishing and began to
learn the true intricacies that the sport
requires of someone who participates.
Patience, understanding of the fish and the
responsibilities of being in the outdoors is
what is instilled in a young person, when their
introductions to fishing are first experienced.
It embeds in a person and most of us find a true
connection to what is ingrained in our DNA from
eons ago. It's that derivative in our
blood that forms and the need to on a river is a
constant pulling at our identity.
After graduating high
school, Nathan ventured over the Cascade
Mountain Range to the Kittitas Valley to expand
his knowledge and begin a career path.
During this time, he studied at Central
Washington University and like many young
students do, discovered a beautiful, trout
stream flowing directly through the town of
Ellensburg. Nathan, quickly
appropriated the necessary fly fishing gear and
steadily became intrinched in the sport.
The distractions of a "Blue Ribbon" trout stream
were a constant trial of his restrain, however
after four years, Nathan aquired his bacholer
degree from the universary in Enviromental
Studies. He is hoping one day to work in
outdoor law enforecement.
During that time, Nathan
learned by trail and error, just like many due
and quickly formed a love a fair with the
Yakima. He honed his guiding skills by
teaching many of the his former students and
friends the fine art of casting and catching
fish on flies. They seem to be the perfect
guinea pigs for a young and up-and-coming fly
fishing guide at the Worley Bugger. Here,
he honed his skills needed for a career in
guiding and introduced many new young people to
the beautiful sport of fly fishing.
Nathan is a fine young
man full of energy and passion for fly fishing.
He excells in helping other succed and enjoys
teaching others the beauty of flyfishing.