Matt grew up catching trout and bass in the historic Adirondack Mountains, and not long after was chasing the huge trophy steelhead, browns and salmon in the Great Lakes tributaries every fall and spring. Little did Matt know that his first rod and reel outfit from Sage in 1991 would change his life forever.
After double majoring at University of Morrisville and University of Cortland, Matt would begin his full time career in fly fishing. He is a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and worked for the International Federation of Fly Fishers (now Fly Fishers International) in Livingston Montana as his first job out of college where he also became a Certified Casting Instructor.
Currently Matt runs his Fly Fishing School and Outfitter (http://mattheronflyfishing.com/) in Squaw Valley and Truckee in Lake Tahoe, CA. He has quickly turned his school at Resort atSquaw Creek into one of the premier fly fishing education programs in the country. His guide staff primarily focuses on the Truckee and Little Truckee rivers on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
In the off season, Matt can be found exploring the world’s finest destination and lodges hosting trips with clients and friends. As a sight fishing junkie, it’s hard to beat fishing cursing the flats!
Matt has also recently accepted a position with Cast Hope as the Reno/Tahoe Regional Director. Cast Hope is a non-profit dedicated to getting youth on water by providing complimentary gear and guide trips. http://www.casthope.org/
Matt resides in Truckee California with his beautiful wife Lulana and their son, Declan.
Other highlights include…
-Fly Fishing Film Tour staff -Ambassador with Sage, Costa, Simms and RIO
-Truckee TU BOD -2015 ISE Best of the West Casting Champion (Sac)
-TU Endorsed Business -Travel- Mexico, Honduras, Aruba, Bonaire, Chile, Alaska, Belize,
- FFI Guides Association & Certified Casting Instructor British Columbia, Cuba, Hawaii