I started building houses for Jim Walter Homes in 1970 at the age of 16. Through my teens and early 20's, I would occasionally work brief stints away from the building trades, but always ended up back in the field I was best suited for. From 1991 through 2000 I scaled back METZ Construction in order to compete as a full time touring pro on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. My fishing career reached it's peak on December 8, 1997, when I won the Texas Bassmaster Invitational on Sam Rayburn Lake. The last few years my focus has been on family, my wife Sally and daughter Amy, as well as on METZ Construction. Dreams of fishing glory will have to wait until my retirement. Please visit my other website The Colors of Bagley's to learn a little about my favorite hand crafted lures.