The Stream Team is a diverse group of anglers with a passion for doing things their own way, and SmithFly helps them do it.
These are folks out there on the ragged edge of sanity combing the ribboned waters for the next tug and presenting their experiences to the world in compelling ways.
Be on the look out for a contest in the near future for a spot on the team.
Hook it up.
The SmithFly Stream Team
Jean-Paul K. Lipton
Bio: Bottom dredging brownliner, rambling far far away from his native beaches of Hawaii.
Bona fides: Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Pro, Greenfish and
Mountain Khakis Ambassador, and Idylwilde Flies Signature Tier.
Hobbies: Charcuterie, tactical shooting, fly catcher.
Favorite Weapons: Carp Crack, AR-22 Mock Dissipator, Hurricane High Gravity.
Hidden Shame: Slept in a bush once while on Beaver Island.
After close to a decade of full time guiding, Steve still gets exited to wake up bright and early every morning. Steve’s experience ranges from guiding the Pere Marquette, Muskegon, and Manistee Rivers in the spring and fall, the flats of northern Lake Michigan for carp and smallmouth in June and July, and taking off for the wilds of Southwest Alaska to work on the tributaries of Kvichak Bay until September. Needless to say, I see a lot of days on the water. peremarquetteguide.com
Ken Morrow is a Certified Adaptive Fly Fishing Practitioner and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Angler Educator who serves as the President of the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute, Inc. With over three decades of fly fishing and paddle sports experience, Ken specializes in fly fishing instruction and opportunities for people with a variety of disabilities. The adaptive sports philosophy of helping participants achieve the highest level of independent function they can without compromising their safety drives Ken’s approach. He has been featured in award-winning films like “We All Live Downstream,” on TV and in print from ESPN’s Outside the Lines to Florida Sportsman Magazine, is a frequent conference and event presenter, and has held a number of staff writing and editorial positions as an outdoor journalist.He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers and founded both the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute and the Heartland Region of Project Healing Waters. Ken is a Contributing Editor at Florida Fly Fishing Magazine and writes a blog called FishCampRehab. He is a Desert Storm veteran, having served in the Army and Navy, who grew up and lives in Texas. http://kenmorrowoutdoors.com
A late comer to the art of fly fishing, Brandon Robinson has since been lurking in the seedy underworld and outskirts of the sport. He is mostly known for being a part-time shop-rat at Living Waters Fly Fishing (in Round Rock, Texas), a Diablo Paddlesports bum, and a semi-regular face on several great websites. Brandon moved to Texas in 2005 after his military service and learned to fly fish shortly after. He has fished in several tournaments and placed in a few. He is a horrible guide, a glass geek, and a lover of cheap gear (just ask him about his Eagle Claw).” onebugisfake.com/blog/
Nationally known as Ruthless, Cory is probably one of the most traveled kayak anglers. He has fished waters from New York City to Texas and all in between. Ruthless is not just a kayak fishing guide, he is also an experienced outdoorsman who also enjoys flyfishing, big game, waterfowl and upland bird hunts. Cory has a BS in Marine Biology from East Carolina University, and has worked for several environmental agencies. His resume includes time with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Marine Resources Commission, and most recently the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. ruthlessoutdooradventures.com
A military veteran and avid outdoorsman, Matt finally decided that hunting and gathering for his family’s table is a far better way to make a living than grinding out a nine-to-five behind a desk. From his Upstate NY home, Matt splits his time between freelance marketing consulting work, time in the woods and on the water with his kids and writing his blog, fishingpoet.com.