John is originally from Rome, New York. A small town near the Adirondack Mountains. His parents must have known something he didn’t because they would let him take opening day of trout season off from school, as long as his grades were good. Little did he know that when he first picked up a fly rod in his mid-teens that fly fishing would be his life’s passion. At 24 he found himself in Yellowstone Park, a fisherman’s paradise. After guiding and living in the park for almost a decade he decided to give civilization a try again. Bozeman was the obvious choice. He then, and still does build drift boats for RO Drift Boats. After a number of years away from the public side of fishing he thought he might give it a try getting a position at Montana Troutfitters.
He never thought that picking up that first fly rod would take him so far. Stop on in sometime and say hi to our good friend "Johnny Mac."