For over thirty years, Denny Rickards has had the opportunity to fish and guide anglers over some of the most challenging trophy trout waters in the western United States. His simplistic approach and techniques on presentation have accounted for browns over 20 pounds, cutthroats to 15 pounds, and rainbows in excess of 24 pounds.

Over 250 days a year are spent doing what he loves best: guiding, writing, tying flies, conducting fly fishing schools, and field testing and developing tackle manufacturers' products.

As a professional fly tyer, his suggestive patterns have appeared in various outdoor magazines and are on display at Cushner's American Fly Fishing Museum in Florence, Oregon. Based on past reviews, his books and companion videos are now considered the "bibles" for fly fishing lakes.

When he isn't fishing or guiding, many hours are spent studying trout behavior, their habitat, and the various insects found within their environment.

His knowledge and ability to teach others are the secrets to his successful fly fishing schools and clinics, and they have become a must for anglers seeking the ultimate from their angling experiences. Check out Denny's favorite Cortland Fly Lines.