Joe is a native of Pittsburgh PA, where he was brought up fishing and hunting since birth. After years of fishing for muskies in the Allegheny River and for steelhead in the tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, he headed West to Work for Bressler Outfitters in Jackson WY, where he got his first start at being a fly fishing guide. Joe since has guided and fished throughout the lower 48, Alaska and British Columbia pursuing steelhead, trout, and muskies. He now guides for West Branch Angler in Hancock, NY on arguable the most technical dry fly trout fishery anywhere, The Delaware river. Joe rounded out his season guiding and doing spey casting instruction in the fall for Chargin River Outfitters in Cleveland, OH.