Growing up in a fly-fishing family he was given a love for fly fishing, tying and the natural world. Lornce started tying commercially in the early 60’s. While may other kids had paper routes, he tied for sporting good stores in British Columbia. He developed a guiding service and between guiding and tying, generated enough revenue to complete Art and Marketing courses at UBC.
As a tier he is highly respected by his peers and now concentrates on classic wet flies and other specially and long lost patterns. Lornce is presently living in Calgary Alberta, the Bow River is his home water but he also haunts the small streams of the Province, and when time permits chases Steelhead on the Skeena and other waterway of British Columbia.
Doc to his friends or “Silver Doctor” as he is know on several on line forums often appears at fly fishing shows and clubs doing tying demonstrations and schools many would be tiers. One of his other accomplishments is that of a well-known painter and illustrator hanging his works in several western Canadian galleries.