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After growing up in London (England) Adam has now returned to the city of his birth, Tokyo, where he lives and works as a biologist. He enjoys cooking in the evening with the day’s catch, using both Japanese recipes and those of his own creation, almost as much as he enjoys the actual fishing. Choosing what sake rice wine to go with the fish is another pleasure. Although Japan is probably more famous among fishermen in the West for its high-technology fishing tackle companies, recently he has become interested in traditional Japanese fishing techniques, using older tackle such as bamboo rods. In between fishing trips, he also enjoys reading, traveling and painting. You can read more about Adam on his blog the Compleat Tsuribito.
Michael Leary – Chef Extraordinaire
Michael has over 10 years experience cooking in hotels and fine dining establishments across Toronto, Ontario. Most recently at Sauvignon Bistro in the Toronto Beaches neighbourhood where he was head chef for over 2 years.
Michael has recently relocated to La Paz, Mexico to open a high-end bistro, the first of its kind in La Paz. Michael is now back in Toronto, once again reclaiming his place as head chef at Sauvignon. His preferred cooking style is French eclectic, favorite ingredient is fennel bulb, and his signature dish is bouillabaisse risotto. Michael’s contributions to Fishing Fury are undoubtedly the most appetizing.
Craig is a computer system administrator for a space research and development center, not to mention an angler, hobbyist, and collector. Craig likes hot rods, cool bikes (both motorized and their un-motorized cousins), low brow art, the outdoors, and high-end enthusiast tackle. Craig is happy to go fishing for any species, but favors big green Largemouth Bass, and has tried his hand at everything from fly-fishing, grunion catching, bass fishing, deep sea fishing, to bobbing for apples. Craig’s personal blog chronicles his world-wide adventures of fishing, mischief, food, and fast cars.
Matt is a Creative Director and Content Editor for ESPNOutdoors.com. In addition, Matt has worked on a wide variety of outdoors related shows including the MadFin Shark Series, Redfish Cup, Smashmouth College Bass World Championship, ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, BASSMaster University, and BASS Tech where he also served as “voice of the shop”.
He is also the first known citizen of Earth to rock the Fishing Fury logo on his body.
Matt’s Contributions: ICAST 2007 Photo Gallery
Jonny didn’t do a lot of fishing when we first met several years ago, but from our very first fishing trip together his love of the game was obvious. Since that fateful day Jonny has spent far more days on the water then off. In the past few years he amassed a collection of rods and reels that rivals any pro fisherman. Luckily he has an excuse to buy new rods, he has three sons who he has shared his passion of fishing with since they were babies.
Jonny’s Contributions: Rocket Fishing Rod review
Biz Davis is a one half musician, one half artist and one half geek. He clearly sucks at math, but can make a mean Tilapia with fresh lime and Black Olives and a T-shirt to match. Occasionally he’ll drop by Fishing Fury with some music, and can rightfully claim to have discovered Okie Noodling *AND* 3 Headed Monster before Jon did. You can follow Biz online at SoulForHire.com and SpliffHuxtable.com.
Biz’s Contributions: Fish Hop Volume 1: The Cool Kids Gone Fishing
Chris McMillan is a photographer, videographer, movie buff, and all around eccentric person. He enjoys shooting time lapse photography and exploring the different aspects of still photography. Chris is what you might call a “photography nerd”, he is very knowledgable on the technical science of photography and his understanding of light and optics allows him to create almost any desired effect. Chris is also big fan of practical applications of those skills and camera effects to come up with solutions in the field. Chris is based out of Burlington but works across the GTA and Ontario. To see more of Chris’ work visit his website Partners In Rum.
Chris’ Contributions: Event photography for the 2010 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
Tony makes his home in Northern Minnesota as a Technology Coordinator by trade, but he spends his summers fishing area lakes with his family. As a typical Minnesota fisherman, he likes to put his thoughts and experiences in writing on his WalleyeGuy Blog to provide a window in to the real world of fishing… the one in which many days on the lake produce nothing, and most of the fish are average-sized at best. His walleye fishing tips and advice are all based on tactics that he has found to be successful.
Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Chris spent every waking minute looking for his next fish in the lower reaches of Perth’s swan river and exploring the bays and beaches of Rottnest Island with his brothers. Following school he moved to Far North Queensland to study Marine Biology and Aquaculture and sample the tropical fishing before moving on to the Whitsunday Islands to work as a RYA Yachtmaster instructor where he found an abundance of Giant Trevally to keep him busy.
Returning home to complete a Masters of Science in Environmental Management; he reacquainted himself with the waters offshore of Perth before moving to Ningaloo to fish as hard as he possibly could for a year. A few international fishing trips later, a new job, and just a few more lost fish, and he has somehow found himself in Central California with his beautiful wife and daughter – still thinking about that next fishing mission.
Piscatus.net has been brewing for awhile now and is providing him with an outlet to share his passion for fishing with the world, hone his fishing photography, and take the edge off the cravings until that next hookup…
Chris’ Contributions: Spiderwire Invisi-Braid Review
Erik “the Kokemachine” Kokkonen is a Toronto based multi-media artist and the main creative force behind the zero- budget informative-comedy web-show titled, 4 Eel Fishing: Fishing for Real. Inspired by DIY fishing show host Fat Boy Dan as well as Survivor Man, Les Stroud, the Kokemachine began filming and editing his show in 2009 from fishing footage he collected in and around the Toronto area. The Kokemachine is an avid reader of fishing literature and has an unnatural appreciation for well-crafted fishing rigs. He grew up north of the Toronto and spent much of his youth in the outdoors until moving to the city to study English Literature and Film at York University. Aside from fishing, the Kokemachine has a long list of hobbies including: home brewing, cooking, gardening, music creation, hot peppers, video production, animation, visual art, comedy, and basically every creative activity known to man except dancing… Alright dancing too… just kidding!
Drake’s fishing experience in Northwestern Ontario is vast. Dill, in his early 20′s, has been a pilot and fishing guide his entire life. Being a pilot has allowed Dill to access some of the most remote fisheries in Northwestern Ontario. Dill currently operates a fly-in lodge and outpost camp system in Armstrong Station, Ontario. Dill’s business, Thunderhook Fly-Ins, offers fly-in fishing trips, canoe, kayaking, and camping trips, as well as logistical services across the Wabakimi Provincial Park and Ontario’s far north.
Drake’s contributions: Fly-In Fishing Trips – A Remote Adventure Worth the Consideration