Simply put, I’m a fisherman.

It’s the most natural outcome for someone who fell in love with fishing early. And by love, I mean: willing to follow wherever fishing wanted to take me.

Travel to a new country to investigate a fishery? I’ll be packed in an hour. Explore an uncharted river? I’m in. Stalk a fish that’s never seen a fisherman? I want to solve the puzzle, crack into that animal’s head and figure out how to catch it. After years of living in fishing’s gravity, I’ve witnessed how it can alter orbits beyond my own.

I’ve seen how it changes the angler, how connecting to wild fish in unspoiled landscapes affects each and every one of us. Whatever distractions complicate our lives evaporate under the influence of profound waters and untamed fish. I’ve also observed how angling can impact communities, offering new strategies to protect indigenous homelands. The simple act of fishing provides people with deep connections to rivers long-term hope and protection against forces that tempt them with short-term gain.

Being an angler requires one thing above all else: to remain open to endless possibility.

That’s all it takes for fishing to work its magic. It certainly did for me.

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My primary job is running two great lodges in the Bahamas.  

Abaco Lodge is particularly dear to me - I built this one from scratch in 2008 and it quickly became one of the premier destinations in the country.   
Bair's Lodge I partnered into during the launch of Abaco Lodge.  Open since the late '80's it is a long time stalwart for bonefishing.  The fabled flats of South Andros Island have beckoned anglers for a long time.  My first saltwater trip ever was to here, and it has been close to me ever since.  

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Indifly is a nonprofit I helped form in 2014 as an extension of the project Costa Sunglasses launched in Guyana.  Our mission is to help create sustainable livelihoods for indigenous communities by teaching them how to use fly fishing as a form of income.  The result is low impact tourism that drives dollars and creates meaningful and permanent conservation efforts.   Far and away this is my favorite thing I work on.  It all started with a small village named Rewa deep in the interior of Guyana.  We are also working on projects in French Polynesia and in Wyoming -with a few other prospects.

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