Drake Roskelley (@drdrake.onthefly on Instagram) grew up in Orem, Utah. Although he’s been fishing since he was four years old, he didn’t pick up a fly rod until three years ago. “And I haven’t looked back,” Drake says. Currently, he’s studying public health at Utah State University in Logan, a hotbed for trout and fly […]
Helaina Eve Rotondi (@Helaina.Eve on Instagram) fishes frequently — in spite of holding down jobs as a dental assistant and a bartender. “I live on a canal, so I try to get out every day,” she says. “If I have some free time, I’ll run out for an hour or so and see if I […]
Growing up in New Orleans, Steve Hare (@shallowwaterfly on Instagram) would go out reeling with his dad, just trying to catch whatever they could get to bite. These days, Hare still loves getting fish to bite. “One of the things I love most about fishing is the challenge of tricking a fish into taking my fly,” […]
Ken Tanaka (@wish4fish on Instagram), who grew up in North Carolina, has been reeling since he was four years old. “It was a major thing I did with my father,” he says. “And I’ve always been very technical about fishing — even with conventional gear.” As his career — as a DJ and also in […]
“A tuna just jumped right in front of me!” Brandon Simon exclaimed over the phone. I thought he’d told me that he was fishing from the beach. “I am,” he said. The pharmacy manager from Santa Claus, Indiana — who now lives in South Walton, Florida — explained that blackfin tuna come in close to […]
Emma Brown (@EmmaBrownTrout on Instagram) has been fishing since she could walk. “Well, I’d stand in the river next to my dad, anyway” she says. “I was always outdoors, always near the river.” Emma didn’t pick up her own rod and reel until she was eight years old. Of course, it was a fly rod. […]
When Cast for Kids asked T-Roy to participate this year…of course he said yes. We joined him on the day before during his practice run and he showed us a little bit of the old fashioned patience you need when the fish are giving you trouble.
Courtney Gandy is an avid saltwater reeler. She loves both inshore and offshore fishing. She grew up fishing in the ocean and has been doing it her whole life. And Courtney (@Quart_nay on Instagram) lives in… Phoenix?! But wait — there’s much more to this story. You see, Courtney just moved to Phoenix a few […]