The Fish it Well Diaries

Angler stories on a life fished well.

Fish It Well Diaries: Clint Kemp

Fishing transcends. Check out the ninth chapter of Simms' #FishItWell Diaries as Clint Kemp of Blackfly Lodge explains the concept of Thin Space, a space where the natural and supernatural world come so close that you can feel them both – a place where you can breathe, a place where what matters most comes to the surface.

Fish It Well Diaries: Chad Brown

When Chad Brown fulfilled his military service, he returned to civilian life as a veteran with PTSD. Chad is living proof that if you’re willing to listen, the river will speak to you. For Chad, it was the river that brought him joy, that brought him fight, that brought him grace, that brought him healing. It was the river that inspired him to embark on the mission of creating Soul River Inc, an organization that brings youth and veterans back to the river so that just like him, they too can heal.

Fish It Well Diaries: Ish Monroe

Everything that I have now is because of my dad. He never told me "no" when it came to fishing.
You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Hughson, California
Instagram: ish_monroe

Fish It Well Diaries: Camille Egdorf

Raised along the banks of Alaska's Nushagak River, the childhood of Simms Pro, Camille Edgorf McCormick wasn't like most of ours. In chapter 5 of the Fish It Well Diaries, Camille reflects on growing up in one of our country's most remote areas and talks about how it has shaped her into the person she is today. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Instagram: camillegdorf

Fish It Well Diaries: Dan "Rooster" Leavens

From training with the Navy Seals to becoming a Montana trout bum, it’s all about perspective. Check out the latest installment of Simms’ Fish It Well Diaries featuring Simms Pro, Dan “Rooster” Leavens. #FishItWell
Location: Twin Bridges, MT
Instagram: stoneflyoutfitters

Fish It Well Diaries: Mia Shepard

Born and raised with an adventurous spirit, Simms Pro, Mia Shepard reflects on the traits she inherited from her mother and the importance of passing them on to her daughter. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Maupin, OR
Instagram: miaflora2

Fish It Well Diaries: Seth Feider

Tournament fishing can bring out all types of emotions but the bad days on the water make the good days that much better. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: New Market, Minnesota
Instagram: sethfeiderfishing

Fish It Well Diaries: Mike Schultz

Even for professional guides, fishing isn’t about the money. It’s about the pursuit. That’s what got us here and that’s what keeps us here. Because no matter how good we have it on a given day — our pursuit for the next great day will never end. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Dexter, Michigan
Instagram: Schultzoutfitters

Fish It Well Diaries: Brett Martina

Some people like to fish. Some even love to fish. But then there are people like Brett Martina who fall into the category of people who live to fish. Born and raised in Apalachicola, Florida, Brett’s relationship with his home waters runs much deeper than just fishing. These waters feed his passion, they give him purpose but most importantly, these waters are the very lifeblood of his existence. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Apalachicola, Florida
Instagram: apalachinshore

Fish It Well Diaries: Mark Hieronymous

Fishing is all about connection — but not in the superficial sense of how many or how big. It’s about the deep-rooted connection between anglers and the subtle moments that happen before and after the catch that don’t need to be acknowledged to be mutually appreciated and remembered. You get one life. #FishItWell
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Instagram: mhieronymus49