During his first decade of fly fishing Frank became very familiar with
At the start of the the new century; two things occurred in Frank's
fly fishing interests. The first was a rejuvenation of his early '80's
steelhead fly fishing. He now makes an annual late-fall, "busman's holiday"
trip pursuing steelhead on the Trinity River in northern California. Secondly,
he ventured to Chilean Patagonia in 2004, hosting trips to a very
remote fly fishing lodge located in southern Chile. In addition to
his annual hosted weeks, he represented and booked trips for the lodge.
So far...although strongly encouraged by friends & clients...he hasn't ventured to the salt, pursuing bonefish, permit & tarpon and has not explored another Southern Hemphispheric venue, New Zealand. Stay tuned...
Frank is the Editor at Large of Sierra Fisherman magazine; a
quaterly started in the Winter of 2009. As a writer, Frank has authored
articles in both the California Fly Fisher & NorthWest Fly
Fishing magazines in addition to subscription newsletters entitled
Waters and Stream Lines. His Spring 2002 essay in North
West Fly Fishing is acknowledged as the best ever treatise on fly fishing
From June 1999 to June 2001 he was the
The Northern California Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers lists Frank as a program presenter. His slide presentations (...currently entering the 21st Century via conversion to PowerPoint!) on "Fly Fishing Opportunities in the Truckee-Tahoe Area", "The Truckee River" & "The Little Truckee...a unique Fly Angling Gem" have been well received by individual fly clubs, at times, standing-room only attendance at the Northern California Council of FlyFishers Conclaves, the FlyFishing Show in both San Rafael & Ontario California and in 2005, the International Women Fly Fisher’s 10th anniversary gathering at Squaw Valley USA, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
The well known angler-conservation group California Trout has twice presented Frank the coveted Stream Keepers Award. The last time was 2000; as the executive director noted, because he "...speaks for the trout." Another twice is Frank's guide service being featured in lengthy articles in the OUTDOORS section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Also, Frank's guide's service has been noted in the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Fly Fisherman Magazine & The Inside Angler.
During the 2001 season, an aspiring young guide flattered Frank by calling him the Dali Lama of flyfishing....little did the fella know that Frank is a perpetual student himself! He simply loves the sport & is willing to discuss and/or share it with any one who is receptive.