His is a story about a man who quit a secure job to pursue his love affair with fishing. He was born & raised in the Catskills region of New York, learning to fly fish for trout from an early age. In adult life, he would end up splitting his time between California & New York, but he also fished in 48 states, Canada, South America, & Europe. He was able to fund his fishing career by doing demonstrations for, & representing, the Garcia company.
This video below is an example of his work with Garcia. Note how smoothly he casts a line & how much he gets the rod to bend without a lot of work. Indeed, as this video shows, he was a very skilled angler.