Gideon Bennett

 

 

Gideon became recognizable around the shop as the Covid-19 pandemic was ending and we'd see him pull up front on his scooter with friends and browse the fly bins for flies to fish local community lakes. He joined the team shortly after and brings a youthful perspective and enthusiasm to complement his tremendous knowledge.


How long have you been fishing? I have been fishing since I was three years old.

How long have you been fly fishing? I started fly fishing at 12.

How did you get started in fly fishing? One of my buddies purchased a cheap fly rod and started using it and I fell in love with the concept so chose to pursue the avenue of fly fishing. It clicked and slowly began to flourish in the sport.

Favorite species? Giant Trevally or big Browns

Favorite water? The Bow River

Favorite technique? Streamers

Favorite flies? Any fly tied on the game changer platform

Favorite fishing book or DVD? Live The Stream, a documentary on Joe Humphreys life, Buck Nasty Browns, Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout by Kelly Galloup, Game Changer (Book) by Blane Chocklett, and Highway 40 - Fishing the Forestry Trunk Road by Barry Mitchell

Favorite Vise (as in the tool)? I tie all my flies currently on the Renzetti Traveller Vise, awesome platform that I have used for some time now.

Favorite pattern to tie? Game Changers!

Most interesting (remote, distant, crowded, etc.) location you’ve fished?
The lobster tank at Superstore

Your destination/species wish list: Taimen in Mongolia would probably be my number one or GT in Australia seem both super fun

Given the opportunity who would you choose to fish with? Or someone who has inspired you as an angler/tyer/teacher/guide? Joe Humphreys on some spring creek in Pennsylvania

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