Katie learned to fish growing up near the rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. She and her husband John learned to fly fish and tie flies together. Katie also enjoys photography as a hobby and takes many photos of tied flies and fish. Her photos and photography tips have been featured in several fly fishing magazines, retail magazines, websites, and blogs. Katie loves sharing her fly tying, fly fishing, and photography experiences with others on “Whip Finish Wednesday” a live show on Instagram she started with her husband John and as a participant at fly fishing shows across the country. Katie is a pro team member and ambassador for several other fly fishing and fly tying companies and a veteran of the United States Army. When she is taking a break from the fly fishing world, she loves spending time with her husband, four children, and their Labrador, Lilly.