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Meet Columbia's extended family. Having a crew of highly talented athletes and professionals like this is kind of like having a fleet of brothers and sisters. They might be a little faster or stronger, but they lead by example. They remind us that trying stuff is the fuel of progress.

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Conway Bowman

About Conway Bowman

Conway Bowman’s name is synonymous with extreme fly fishing. Based in San Diego, he guides for blue water species on the fly there, most notably mako sharks. His exploits have been chronicled in various books such as Tidelines and Fly Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey, as well as magazines such as Field & Stream, Men’s Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and Wild on the Fly. Conway’s fly fishing prowess doesn’t stop there. As former host of ESPN’s In Search of Fly Water, Primal Predator, and Versus’ Dollar Wise Fly, Bowman has traveled the world in search of Atlantic salmon, wild trout, redfish, bonefish, and tarpon. He also currently holds the IGFA world record for redfish caught on the fly.

Conway Bowman is now the principle owner of the Ragged Edge Fly Fishing School and sole owner of Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters, which is Southern California’s premier saltwater fly fishing guide service. Conway is the founder of the Isurus Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for research, tagging, and conversations of the shortfin mako shark off of Southern California. He lectures extensively about mako shark conservation through the U.S.

What Conway Wears:

"I fish for the fastest, meanest fish in the ocean, the mako shark, so the gear I choose has to be functional, comfortable, and stand up to the rigors of the ocean’s harsh elements. That’s why I choose Columbia. Whether I’m sight casting the fly to mako sharks off my stand up paddle board or running my skiff 40 miles offshore for tuna, Columbia keeps me in the game."