Born and raised in Knoxville Tennessee, Shawn McKay has been fishing ever since he could hold a rod. At the age of 10 he picked up the fly rod and hasn't put it down since. He honed his skills on his home waters of the South Holston and the Clinch River. For the past couple years, he has been spending his summers in Idaho on the Henry's Fork and working at Henry's Fork Angler. When he's not out on the water fly fishing, he ties flies and parties with the best of them. Besides fly fishing everyday, he's finishing up school in hopes to attend the University of Tennessee next year. You can catch him in action on his YouTube channel Tensas Outdoors and his Instagram.
Colton started fly fishing when he was ten years old in a small town just outside of Boise Idaho. He cut his fly fishing teeth fishing for warm water species including crappie, bluegills and largemouth bass. Later he expanded his focus to trout which he loves. He started commercially tying flies at the age of 15 for a fly shop out of Boise Idaho. He worked for Henry’s Fork Anglers in our retail store for two years where he gained valuable experience working with the fishing public and learning the complex fisheries in the Henry’s Fork arena. He started guiding full-time in 2014. In the short time he has been guiding he has built up a strong following of return clients. In addition to fly tying Colton is also an accomplished photographer.
Ken Tanaka has been fishing for over 35 years from using bread balls for panfish to fly fishing for trout. The life long quest of learning as much as I can about fishing and sharing my experiences and knowledge is what keeps Wish4Fish going. I grew up fishing for Largemouth Bass in North Carolina for most of my life. Was able to experience some salt water action in college while living in Florida. Was lucky to expand my fishing knowledge to Northern Pike, Small Mouth, Walleye and Musky while living in Minnesota. During a vacation to Montana I picked up a fly rod and haven't been able to put it down since. Now I get to share my stories with you through my YouTube channel.
Born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, Scott Kennedy has been fly fishing since he was 5 years old. When he's not fishing for big Mississippi Bass or Grass Carp, he's chasing Trout on his home water the White and Norfork River in Arkansas. When he's not on the water, you can find him hunting for Whitetail and Ducks. For the past couple summers he has been living in Idaho and fishing the Henry's Fork while working at Henry's Fork Angler. This year he will be attending Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Expect him to be catching some monster Colorado trout soon! You can catch him in action on his YouTube channel Tensas Outdoors and his Instagram.
Growing up in New Jersey, fishing always interested me. At the age of 14 I discovered fly fishing for the first time. I spent a week learning and fishing along the banks of the Yellow Breeches for a summer camp and was hooked from there. Fly fishing, has brought me to places and introduced me to people I’ve never thought possible. If there’s a body of water from New York to Pennsylvania, chances are you can find me fishing it. My main focus is fishing for trophy size trout and I’ve gone to some extreme measures to catch them. To further my passion, I work at the Douglaston Salmon Run in Pulaski, NY. When I’m not working or fishing I’m a full time student studying Aquatic and Fisheries Science at SUNY-ESF. Come summer I return to my home waters on the New Jersey, Pennsylvania border and split my time either religiously fishing or working at Artifice Fly Co.
Mike Komara began fly fishing at the age of 13 after being given a fly rod by a family member. He learned the art of fly fishing on his home waters, the famous limestone streams of central Pennsylvania. During one trip to State College, Mike was told about competition fly fishing by some local fly shop employees, and the former youth team head coach George Daniel. Mike was intrigued and signed up for a Team USA Youth clinic when he returned home. At the clinic, he was introduced to tight lining and learned the basics of competition fishing. Mike now travels and fishes competitively in competitions around the US, and is a member of the Team USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.
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My name is Annie Susemihl and I am a Colorado native who was exposed to fly fishing at a very young age from my father. I picked up the sport and started going more consistently about two years ago and it has since become my biggest passion! I spend every moment I can on the water and when I am not fly fishing I am always thinking about fishing, tying my own flies and writing my own blog. My current goal is to take an international fly fishing trip every year, I just went to Belize in November and am headed to Christmas Island in May! I really aspire to be a roldemodel for other women who are interested in fly fishing and I hope to inspire them to get out there!
From a small island in the Caribbean, Keristin Scott was born and raised in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. She has been saltwater fishing her entire life, from deep-sea fishing, wading the flats and even spearfishing. Just a few years ago, she moved to Florida to attend university, since then she has completely fell in love with freshwater fishing and fly fishing. When Keristin isn’t out fly fishing, surf casting or bass fishing, she is planning her next exotic fishing trip while beginning her Master’s and Doctorate’s degrees in Counseling. Already knocking over 30 species off her fly fishing bucket list within the span of a year, you can keep up with her Instagram to see what fish she’s targeting next.
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