Anthony was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa-home of the six time Super Bowl Champion Steelers (had to add that). He started chasing fish about the time he could walk with his dad and grandfathers. The passion for fishing was passed down, almost inherently. His most vivid memories from childhood are at the lake or on a river. Receiving a fly rod at thirteen seemed like natural progression.
In pursuit of a culinary career and a desire to “head west”, Anthony landed in Vail in ’99. Working in some of the Valley’s top restaurants, balancing chasing fish and the lifestyle in the high country. In 2008 he branched off from the restaurant scene, became a private chef and started guiding; the next phase in pursuing both passions.
Fly fishing has lead Anthony across Colorado and western states, Idaho and the OP for steelhead, Patagonia, Belize, Mexico and others; all for the chase. If there is water around he wants to be fishing it, you get the point.
The passion is now being passed on to the next generation, proud father to Tucker Hatch Mazza age 3, future fishing addict who can’t get enough time on the water
“Its not the best fishermen who catches all the fish, its the best listener” - Lincoln Westby (permit master)