State/Province and Country: Indiana, United States of America
My personal bests: Common Carp – 34lb 2oz, Buffalo – 31lb 6oz, Grass Carp – 31lb 5oz, Mirror Carp – 27lb 2oz
My favorite rig styles: Bolt Rig W/a short hair rig
My favorite types of bait: WCB “Erni’s Method Mix” with Sweet Corn
My favorite flavors: Tigernut, BioActive
More about Me: I started fishing exclusively for the “World’s Greatest Sport Fish” The Carp in 1980 at the only place where there were other carpers – the paylakes. In 2001 I left the paylakes after 21 years for the wild waters. At that time I found “The Euro Method”. I fell in love with all the tackle that came with Euro wild carp fishing.
There were many Carpers who I looked for guidance. Rod Mills and David Moore were always there to answer any questions about wild carp fishing. But soon I met a young Carper that I patterned all my techniques after. Even today he is and will be my idol. He is one of World Classic Baits Pro Staffer Rick Slinker. The old saying “Riding someone’s shirt takes” describes my respect for Rick.