Richard became interested in fly tying in the 1990's as a way to decompress from his day job as a trader on the floor of a US stock exchange. He quickly learned that fly tying was a natural extension of his love of fly fishing. Over the last decade he has demonstrated fly tying at shows from Scandinavia to Alaska and rarely leaves home without a fly box, tying kit, rod and reel!
Richard specializes in practical flies for cold water species, particularly the large trout found in his home waters of Pennsylvania and the Catskill Mountains of New York in the USA. Although his current occupation as a specialist in the design and operation of derivative securities exchanges keeps him busy, he always finds time to teach fly tying and chase an occasional trout, grayling or salmon.