Jason Renaud started fishing when he was three years old with his grandfather on the banks of the Detroit River catching perch.
At the age of 15 he taught himself how to fly fish out of curiosity for a new way to catch fish. His first catch on a fly rod, believe it or not, was a channel catfish taken with a hex pattern.
Currently Jason travels the US East Coast competing in Trout Legend League fly fishing tournaments. He is a member of national level Team Headwaters, and competes for placement in Team USA and hopes to travel to Europe to compete in the world championships.
Jason utilises a style combining Czech, Spanish, French, and American nymphing techniques. But his favourite type of fishing when not fishing competitions is night nymphing night for steelhead and walleye in the rivers of Michigan.
He is a published writer for fly fishing publications and fishes over 200 days a year.
Jason has also featured on 'Michican Out of Doors' fishing on the river in the hunt of Trout - video below!
Skip to 12 minutes to see Jason in action...