Since 1980 Frank has been involved in various commercial and guide fisheries throughout the country. His experience ranges from commercial fishing for salmon out of Sand Point Alaska on purse seiners, and gillnetting in Bristol Bay Alaska; to Bearing Sea crab fishing; and purse seining in Southern California for squid. Frank has guided fly fishermen on the famed rivers and lakes of Bristol Bay Alaska; steelhead fishing in Washington; tarpon, snook, and redfish in South Florida; and his true passion Montana flyfishing. Since 2002, Frank has been a licensed guide and outfitter in Montana, and has called the waters around Twin Bridges home. He spends well over 100 days a season guiding on the various waters around Twin Bridges. He loves the Big Hole River, and it shows when he takes you to fish there. He will have you on Montana time before you even leave. Having taught his three sons Axel, Luke, and Jake, and his better half Leslie to flyfish; Frank has all the tools of an excellent instructor, and is great when it comes to introducing someone to fly fishing, and getting them hooked. Whether a person is experienced or new to fly fishing, Frank has the skills and experience to make any guide day a great one. Besides being a licensed outfitter in Montana, Frank holds a 100 ton U.S. Coast Guard Master (“Captain”) license. Frank spends his winters in South Florida taking fly fishermen on custom guided fishing trips, and exploring the waters of South Florida chasing bonefish, permit, snook, tarpon, and redfish.
“No matter if I’m chasing steelhead in Washington and British Columbia, trout in Montana, or Tarpon in South Florida, Hatch are my go to reels for all fishing adventures.”