There’s an old saying “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”

For Colin Ambrose, that means “Give Colin a fish, he’ll cook for you today. Teach Colin to fish, he’ll be hooked for a lifetime”…


…and he got hooked early, as a kid in Wisconsin:

“I got hooked. Not so much to merely cook and eat the fish – for me the tug is the drug. I dream about setting the hook, and patiently wait for the take, the rise, the tug. It’s a constant learning experience. Every time I tie a fly or tie a lure to my line, it’s never mastered, and always a joy to explore. Fishing is a process to be shared as well as a solitary adventure.”

American Rivers Tour will share what Colin continues to learn as a man fulfilling his boyhood fantasy about fishing in the top spots across the U.S. Along the way he will discover by doing, watching, and getting advice from his expert guides on:

  • The best time of year and day to fish
  • Making choices to match the hatch:  choosing the appropriate fly
  • Tips on casting
  • How to tie knots
  • How to think like a fish
  • Secrets on finding where the fish are
  • How to select and purchase equipment and gear