Tayler was raised in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and spent his youth accompanying his father to a variety of California’s many outdoor opportunities. He began his pursuit of fly fishing at age 13 and has not looked back. Once he purchased his first car, the pastime of fishing turned into a life style that has taken hold, and has yet to let go. His love of fishing and the natural world led him to complete a degree in Environmental Science from CSU Sacramento, and he uses this knowledge to impart a deeper understanding of the natural world to all that he has an opportunity to share it with. He has guided for various outfitters and lodges, spending 4 seasons in Western Alaska, and heeding the call of the fall season in Northern California, primarily on the Middle Klamath.