Clarke was born in the Catskills; near the fabled streams where American fly fishing first began and has loved to fish since he can remember. He soon moved west to attend college and never went back. He's fished the North Platte and other Wyoming waters for over a quarter of a century. After serving as an officer in the military and managing an energy research center, he's now fortunate enough to pursue his true passion. He believes there is no better joy than helping others catch a fish; whether it's their first...... or their fish of a lifetime. His motto is: "Life is too short.....let's go hit the water and have some fun!"