Duncan bought his first fly rod at age 12 in 1958, where he began developing his trout fishing skills on the small streams of upper East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. He’s been tying trout flies since 2006. A resident of the Mancos area since 2010, Duncan’s passion is dry fly fishing for native and wild trout in high, backcountry streams. He has fished virtually every tributary to the Upper Dolores that has trout and regularly fishes the Mancos, La Plata and Animas watersheds. He’s taught classes in fly tying, fly rod building, and basic fly fishing with the Dolores River Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited (where he is a past president and current Conservation Chair).