My Story

My name is Ryan. I’m 45, been fishing my whole life. I have fished 4 of the 5 great lakes, hundreds of inland lakes in numerous states, and numerous beaches and backwaters in Florida. I have been traveling to Florida to fish for over 30 years. I remember catching my first fish by myself, a northern pike, around age 5. I typically target smaller species like smallmouth bass, walleye, and pike in freshwater, and pompano, sea trout, and Spanish mackerel in salt. I also do some surf casting for shark and wade fishing for tarpon and snook. When I was a kid we did a lot of carp fishing. Fighting 30lb carp using ultralite rods was one of our favorite things to do. I’ve always enjoyed using lighter tackle and being able to really fight the fish.

Besides fishing, I am a big waterfowl hunting enthusiast. I have been hunting waterfowl since I was 5 years old with my dad and uncle. I do some deer and turkey hunting as well. I recently got into doing some bow fishing. I enjoy camping, Jeeping, and all sorts of random projects.

I am a husband, father of 2, step dad of 2. I am self employed, so I have a fairly large amount of freedom. I own a number of other businesses in the outdoor (hunting) industry and automotive industry. I have nearly 30 years experience with art and design, and love taking on various new projects to learn more.