Erik Svendson - Wade Deep Ambassador
Erik Svendsen
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
Since I was a boy, but only the last 4 years with hooks.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
Usually being out of cell phone range.  It helps to set life in perspective.  It's about getting outdoors with the family or by myself and enjoying nature.  Catching a fish or two is also fun. 
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
It's one I feel a little bad about... After driving 5 hours to go small mouth bass fishing, I was first up in the front of the boat.  I casted towards the bank, strip…strip… set! And I watched this 2”, Rapala sized, small mouth bass fly up out of the water, and up and over the boat to the complete other side.  Apparently I was way too excited to be out fishing, and have a hit first cast.  The face of the man on the oars was priceless.
Favorite Karaoke Song? 
Any classic rock with high pitch vocals that I can’t hit.
John & Katie Demuth - Wade Deep Ambassadors
John & Katie Demuth
                                              
How long have you been fishing?
Both: 3 Years
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
Katie: Sharing my experiences and what I have learned with others.
John: Meeting people who share the same passion, and the art and beauty of fly fishing.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story?
Katie: As I was trying to manage three surf rods, one was washed away as a rough high tide was coming in.  I chased it out into the water, but couldn't catch it.  I watched as it washed out to sea.  I was so bummed. The next day my husband John was wading out in waves, throwing a casting net and found it---we cleaned it up and it still works just great!!
John: I was Halibut fishing in Alaska and I got seasick and couldn't fish.  When the day was over and everyone had finished, I decided to give it one last shot and caught the biggest Halibut of the day.  The guide had to shoot it with 410 shotgun before pulling it on board!
What's your favorite karaoke song?
Katie: Closing Time - Semisonic
John: If I Had a Million Dollars - Bare Naked Ladies
Heidi Lewis
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
Fishing since I was 2. Fly fishing started in 2012.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
Being on a river! They are magical. I love the surprise of catching a fish and I also really enjoy the quiet time focus and being in the moment. There are so many pieces of the fly fishing puzzle, and trying to figure that out each time I fish is really challenging and fun.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
I caught a steel head on a floating line swinging a traditional fly in a river with very few fish in the system. Everything came together and it was unbelievable. I cried. in fact, I bawled my eyes out. It took 3 years to catch that fish.
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
Karaoke is my least favorite thing in the world. I really LOVE music and you may find me singing along to John Denver and Stevie Wonder on occasion, but not in front of a mic.
Joe Jackson - Wade Deep Ambassador
Joe Jackson
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
I started fly fishing in November of 2015, started fishing in general when I was 4, in 1988.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
The daily puzzle of finding the fish, figuring out what they want, getting them to eat something I created and sharing my collected knowledge and experience with others.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
While fly fishing one of the local steams near my house, I hooked a 16 inch smallie. When I went to net him, he was spooked by my net and came out of the water like a rocket hitting me in the groin. I buckled over and dropped my flyrod. It took my rod down stream about 15 yards tangling about 30 yards of tippet, leader and fly line in a mess of a log jam. After collecting my composure and my flyrod, I spent the next forty minutes trying to untangle my line. The current and fish had gotten my line so mangled under the log jam that I had to cut the fly line and pull it out in sections. I did get my fly back, but the smallie that assaulted me got away unharmed. 
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
Youth Groupsone Wild - Skid Row 
Peter Steen - Wade Deep Ambassador
Peter Steen
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
Fly fishing for 7 or 8 years, tying for 4 or 5.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
I often ask myself this, and I think it's the split second when a fish grabs my fly - not the fight or getting the fish to the net or even the release, but that moment when the fish makes its decision and gives me the opportunity to set the hook, whether I am successful or not. That, and stopping at the gas station for snacks along the way.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
You wouldn't believe me even if I told you.
Favorite Karaoke Song?
I tie flies, I don't do karaoke.
Dana Harrison - Wade Deep Ambassador
Dana Harrison
                                              
How long have you been fishing?
I have been fly fishing since I was 23.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
Exploration without a doubt. My brother and I would always rather find new water  than return to an old spot.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
I think every one of my stories are unbelievable. Growing up in the South East corner of British Columbia surrounded by pristine rivers, glacier capped mountains, and alpine lakes full of fish seems pretty unreal to me. Every time I am out chasing fish is pretty unbelievable in my eyes.
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
Doomsday - Architects 
Tanner Renshaw - Wade Deep Ambassador
Tanner Renshaw
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
5+ years.  
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
The bond and connection it forms with friends, family, and nature.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
Catching a 180 pound marlin on my honeymoon in Mexico while my wife was seasick and puking over the side of the boat. 
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
Welcome to Atlanta - Jermaine Dupri 
Chase Smith - Wade Deep Ambassador
Chase Smith
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
3 years.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
Catching fish on flies; tied or designed myself. 
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
I caught a Texas tarpon on a GameChanger off the jetties on my first day targeting them. People can spend years trying to catch a Tarpon from the jetties in Texas but I was fortunate enough to land one my first time.
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Sylvan Rathfon - Wade Deep Ambassador
Sylvan Rathfon
                                              
How long have you been fishing? 
8 years.
What's your favorite part of fly fishing? 
I enjoy the hunt for the next fish and matching what they are feeding on.
What's your most unbelievable fishing story? 
This summer I watched a 32 inch bull trout smash my streamer 4 feet from me.
What's your favorite karaoke song? 
I don't do karaoke.
 
                                              

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