Originally from Florida, Ben has spent the last fifteen years visiting Montana on a regular basis and has fished most of its great rivers. He has also fished Alaska, Connecticut, British Columbia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Vermont, Wyoming, and of course, Florida. Growing up chasing Bass and Snook, Ben came out to Montana at the age of 10 for a guided trip with Grizzly Hackle. Since that day he could not wait to move to Montana and live the dream. Having worked for two outfitters in Florida, Ben joined the Hackle in 2011 after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan.