David Hise

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Gender MALE
Industry Sports or Recreation
Occupation Fly Shop Owner, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide
Location Hickory, North Carolina
Introduction I grew up in Los Angeles and my fly fishing addiction began at the age of 14. Growing up, I fly fished places like Piru Creek, San Gabriel River, and the LA River; but also made frequent jaunts throughout the West.
I went away to college and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989 with a degree in Physical Anthropology.
It was at that point, that I strived to become a Forensic Osteologist. I moved to Michigan to attend graduate school at Michigan State University, where I was in the PhD program in Forensic Osteology. Following roughly 3 years of field work, which included many hours in the morgue, I began to wonder if I was really cut out for that line of work.
I understood that fly fishing was my real passion but often wondered how I could make a career out of my hobby. My primary line of work throughout school was guiding and working in fly shops. In my mind, I knew the fly fishing industry. With this in mind, I decided to quit graduate school and move to Montana. The rest is history....
Interests Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, LA Lakers, Family and Friends