Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jack grew up spending his time at the local beaches surfing. He spent practically every day of his youth tracking swell & sand movement throughout the bay area to find the best waves the coastline had to offer. Jack’s other passion, fly fishing, began with trout at a young age. Eventually his focus diverged from trout to fishing Winter steelhead on the swing. Jack spent most of his early 20’s working all summer as a wilderness guide so that come winter he could chase steelhead at a moments notice. Fishing the Rip was born when Jack realized he could combine his previous knowledge from being a surfer with his honed technique for Fly Fishing.