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New Series of Fly Fishing The World Coming This Fall

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Conway Bowman and a small Baja roosterfish Conway Bowman and a small Baja roosterfish

Conway Bowman, extreme fly fisherman and new host of Fly Fishing the World on the Sportsman Channel this Fall is set to delvier exciting fly fishing action from exotic locations both in North America and exotic locations around the world.

Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce “extreme” fly fisherman, Conway Bowman, as the new host of Fly Fishing the World starting this October. Among Bowman’s many accolades, including operating his own fly fishing school, he currently holds the IGFA world record for redfish caught on the fly. He is also seen as a foremost fly fishing expert with several articles and recently a book to his name. Tune in to a brand new season of Fly Fishing the World Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm EST

Fly Fishing the World (FFTW) is an exploratory experience. It will venture deep into the soul of fly fishing, where nature rules, and the angler is a mere visitor, hoping to claim a position in the food chain.

Perennial host, John Barrett is passing the torch to Conway Bowman and the next generation of fly fishermen. This season of Fly Fishing the World will not lack for excitement as Bowman circles the globe in search of the prime destinations, legends, and big fish – making for some of the world’s best fly fishing.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to host the re-launch of Fly Fishing the World. The re-tooling of this long-running series raises the bar for adventure-angling, and introduces viewers to the eclectic cast of characters an intrepid wanderer meets on a journey through fly fishing’s outer realms,” said host, Conway Bowman.

Unforgettable destinations await Bowman as he ventures to Baja, Mexico, where he takes viewers in search of the elusive roosterfish off-the-beach. Bowman also plies Montana’s rivers for trout during the biggest flood event in recent memory, explores a unique flats fishery in the Great Lakes and matches wits with ever-wary tailing carp. Bowman also travels to Hawaii to uncover rumors of double-digit bonefish and giant trevally prowling the waters of an uninhabited island.

Fly Fishing the World is one of the longest-running outdoor programs on television and is the only fishing series to ever garner a Cable Ace award. To learn more about Conway and FFTW, follow him on Twitter http://twitter.com/conwaybowman 

About Conway Bowman: For Bowman, home base is San Diego, where he fly rods for blue water species on the fly – most notably killer mako sharks.  His exploits have been chronicled in various books, “Tidelines” and “Fly Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey” and magazines including, Flyfish Journal, Fly Fisherman, The Drake, Fly Fishing Saltwater’s, Field & Stream,  Men’s Journal, and SaltWater Sportsman.  But his fly fishing prowess doesn’t stop there.  As former host of ESPN’s “In Search of Fly Water”, “Primal Predator” and Versus’s “Dollar Wise Fly”, Bowman has traveled the world in search of Atlantic salmon, Steelhead, wild trout, Redfish, Bonefish, and Tarpon. Adding to his list of credits, he is also the author of the newly released book “The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing: 101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner.”  Bowman is the principal owner of the “Ragged Edge Fly Fishing School” and sole owner of Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters, Southern California’s premiere salt water fly fishing guide service.  Bowman is an avid advocate for shark conservation and aids researchers by raising funds for research tagging Shortfin Mako sharks off Southern California through his annual Flying Mako Charity Tournament.

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Comments (4 posted):

milt spawn on 13/09/2011 21:17:35
Glad to see this series continued, should be good too with Conway as host. I assume Barrett will still produce the show. Thanx Paul. milt.
Editor on 20/09/2011 08:20:32
Hi Milt, Yes I believe John is still producing the show as it is definitely his production company still. Hope one of our UK channels picks it up as they have shown the old series in the past I seem to remember. Conway was just at Block Island fishing stripers I believe for the series. Paul
milt spawn on 19/04/2012 01:35:07
Just caught the show from Thailand, allygator gar and big redfin cats, large powerful fishes! :weight_li milt.
Editor on 19/04/2012 08:56:05
I need to see that one as I made the initial suggestion for the destination and then the introduction to the guide for him. Francois is such a character, I hope that came across on the show. They also shot an episode up in the jungles looking for Thai Mahseer in the rivers. If you'd like to see a little more about fishing in Thailand check out the ezine I produced a few years back - you'll see me fishing the "Predator lake" that Conway fished for those redtails and gar. -
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