Originally from the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, he caught his first fish at the age of 4 with his aunt and her custom bamboo rod. He remembers that day perfectly and probably is the first clear memory he has. Since then, he began fishing for carp, barbell, and trout in his local waters using all kind of natural and artificial lures.
In 1992, when he was 12 years old, the film “A river runs through it” introduced him to fly fishing as a completely different and challenging way of catching trout, when at that time nobody in his surroundings practiced that kind of fishing.
After getting his degree in Biology and Biochemistry, he moved to Catalonia where after spending 10 years meticulously learning the local waters he started part time guiding to share his local knowledge. His scientific training allows him to go deeply into details on trout behavior that can be easily omitted by many anglers, maintaining great knowledge of the waters that he fishes gives him a unique advantage. Nowadays, he lives five minutes from one of the best fisheries in the entire country, with outstanding big brown trout that can be fished on dry flies all the year round. He is patient and meticulous and enjoys showing people how to fish dry flies for probably some of the biggest brown trout they will ever fish in their lifetime!