Originally from Columbus, Ohio Drei moved to Florida in the early nineties. At the age of 12, Drei taught himself how to fly fish, a passion it still drives him today. Drei lived in Melbourne, Florida, were he honed his skills in saltwater fishing with masters of the time, specializing in fly fishing. He was also a member of the Backcountry Fly Fishers and West Palm Beach Fly Fishing Clubs. Drei moved to Southwest Florida 1997 where he resides today. Drei is currently a fly tying and casting instructor, fly fishing kayak guide, fly design and proper. Drei has been featured in books and articles is also a member of The Sanibel Fly Fishers Club.