Issue 17

From The Roots, Skyward

The history of our sport reads like a family tree; from a small group of pioneering anglers the passion spread, largely through word of mouth, and the associated vessels and trimmings thereof became more diverse and, at the same time, specialized. The trunk of the tree grew robust, branches elongated, and leaflets and buds begat [...]



Rob Choi

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  For a proper introduction, we turned to Rob’s friend and angling peer, Mr. Chuck Wrenn: “Dedicated, focused, determined, motivated…these are just a few of the superlatives that come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘kayak fishing’ in the same sentence with the name Rob Choi, aka ‘Angling Addict.’  Rob is someone I consider [...]



Mark Castlow

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  Mark Castlow is one of the driving forces behind Dragonfly Boatworks, an innovative American manufacturer of fishing and touring-specific stand up paddleboards. In an industry largely dominated by surfing-centric designs, Mark has blazed his own path, and in doing so, opened up the burgeoning world of stand up paddling to anglers seeking a new [...]



Andy Coleman

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  Minimalism personified, Andy Coleman is a shallow water angler with a penchant for stand up paddleboards, especially those crafted nearby at the YOLO shop. A true devotee to the less is more philosophical camp, Andy manages impressive catches while keeping a mindful eye to the necessities. Andy can often be seen walking atop the [...]



Blake Gill

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  A New Orleans resident by way of Florida and Hawaii, Blake Gill is a talented angler and manager of Massey’s, one of Louisiana’s largest outdoor outfitters. Having grown up in the ocean, Blake has parlayed his lifelong fishing passion into a string of impressive tournament finishes, including the 2011 Paddlepalooza’s 1st place Leopard Red [...]