When his Mom decide to move to Telluride in ’78 skiing became more of a priority and fishing was only done in the summers up in Wisco. Through his rebellious teens and twenties fishing had taken a backseat. In ’04 Matt bought his first fly rod and in ’05 he watched Felt Soul’s film The Hatch.
After seeing that film, fishing has been on the brain 24/7. He was lucky enough to spend his honeymoon in New Zealand, a trip that will never be forgotten. Matt and Allison had their first child in ’09 and although it has slowed him down a little, you can still find him at the Portal at least one day a week in the summer searching for Hog Johnson.