Colby has been a solid and generous supporter of Swift and our Epic gear from the get go, his social media is entertaining, at times enlightening (Stream-side Margaritas definitely get our vote) and always good humoured.
For those that don’t know him (and you should) Colby D Crossland is a professional fly-fishing guide for Spinnerfall Guide Service in Dutch John Utah where he spends the warmer months of the year catching fish and helping others to do the same and generally doing epic shit. When the temperature drops he splits his time between Salt Lake City, Moab, Utah and trying to explore Central America.
“Slow Down feel the moment, experience what we are doing on the river. That is why I fly-fish. I might as well feel my rod too, that is why I dig glass. Just remember fishing is supposed to be fun”
Colby is also a brand Ambassador for our compadre's over atHowler Brotherswhere you’ll often see his moustachioed mug in their media. Recently Colby made a great short film "BOBOS Y LOCOS" - If you've not seen it take five and watch Colby D Crossland chasing the Salt GrandSlam on Epic Glass - Excelente!
5 tips from Colby
Always grease your fly fline.
Permit have ruined many good bone fishing trips.
Buy some art from living artists (Jake Keeler, George Hill, Tyler Hacket, Ted Hanson, Nate Karnes, Peter Perch, Zane Porter)
BEARHAWK LIMITED EDITION FLY RODS The Bearhawk Limited Edition* line of fly rod building kits and fly rods are inspired by fishing trips in my friends Bearhawk airplane. We always get there fast and can land in a places where most planes simply can not go.
The slim beauty is one of the most popular fly fishing knots in use today. It is a great knot for connecting class tippets to shock tippets as well as tippet sections to butt sections. This knot is strong, easy to tie on the water, and has a very low profile.
It is the end of the fishing season in Patagonia Argentina. Two of my buddies, Marcos Hlace, Diego Soto and myself decided to fish for the mighty migratory trout at the upper Limay River, a must to at least once in a life time.