Davis Bennett is a young filmmaker who has burst onto the scene. Having only fished and shot video for only a couple of years, Davis’ work would never show his relative inexperience. Through Tom’s son Hayden, he began following Davis on Instagram and has been interested in his work ever since.
Tom Rowland takes time to do a LIVE question and answer podcast for the first time. Using Facebook Live, Instagram Live, emailed questions and tweets, Tom answers questions for 2 hours on virtually every subject. From Goliath Grouper regulations, to how to become a fishing guide, Capt. License questions to how to stay in shape on the road, the questions keep flooding in and Tom does his best to answer every one.
Aside from guiding, winning tournaments, and hosting television shows (and running a mothership operation in the Sea of Cortez somewhere in there), Smethurst is also well known for his role in a number of award-winning films that feature his fly fishing adventures in some of the most exciting and interesting parts of the world. One of Rowland’s favorites is a film called Running Down The Man, which features Smethurst and friends fly fishing up and down the Baja for the elusive Roosterfish...via dune buggy...
The first time I went flats fishing, I was completely exhausted at the end of the day. I didn’t understand what was going on at first. The other guys that I was there with were doing okay, but I was wiped out.
This week I did my first Facebook Live video on Saltwater Experience' Facebook page. I thought it went well and I was able to answer SO many questions that people had.
Topics covered were everything from Sun protection, to biggest and favorite fish to how to become a guide. If you missed it live, you can still check it out here.
I only have 6-8 flies that I have tied for my tarpon season. Sure, I mess around on the vise and tie up all sorts of creations that I hope will unlock some aggression in the fish, but the truth is that I use light and dark Keys style flies, light and dark Steve huff Ballyhoo flies, Worm flies and light and dark Toad style flies regularly. With those flies, you can probably get a fish to bite.