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Jan 2 2012

Joe Mathis

Joe Mathis

Yeah, that Joe...

Don't be fooled, this is no fly tyer bio. In fact, I did not learn to tie for 2 1/2 years after starting this website! I get a lot of folks who ask about me so I figured this is a good place to tell you.

I am a 'regular' guy fly fisher; just like most of you reading this bio. My fishing excursions are not nearly often enough and never full of the excitement you read about in the monthly rags. However, there is not a single outing that I have had that I would trade for one of those stories. I fish because I love to do so. I love the places I visit, the people I am with and the stories I make up about what happen. I often believe that I embody the words in this verse: Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. ~John 21:3

I spent my formative years and the next 30 fishing the creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes of central Texas. I now make my home in Bozeman, Montana and I am extremely excited to see if I can avoid this modern parable while standing on the Madison: “There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.”

I've tried to make a few contributions to my passions in life. Of course you're visiting one of them right now. Far more important to me though is my relationship with God and my work to support His efforts here in this world of ours. One of those is a small website, Alive in Christ, a place for folks to let others know of the times in their life where they are absolutely assured of God's presence. It does not get a lot of traffic right now, but God will use it as he sees fit.

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