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Here’s My Story

Pat Ericson

I’m Pat Ericson, and I’ve been fly fishing for nearly forty years now.

I used to fish with my brother, Brent, all the time during our summers as children. 

As life went on and we had kids, he still always carved out time to come to the river with me and fly fish.

Then cancer got the best of him. He was forty-two, and we’d been fishing together since he was five.

That’s thirty-seven years of continuous sport with my best friend.

Nowadays, I look after his sons, who have become best friends with my three boys as well. It’s a very tight-knit family we have here, and it’s never been closer than it is right now.

Fly Fishing Atlas is sort of like an homage to Brent’s life, and to show everyone out there how important it is to possess the ability to hunt your own food.

Apart from necessity, it’s an active form of fishing that takes time to master, and it’s a ton of fun doing it. That’s what I remember when I cast my line—I remember Brent and all the fun we had together.

I want you to enjoy fly fishing as much as I have. I want you to be able to confidently fish, to find out what makes the best gear, and worry about nothing other than what you’re doing in the heat of the moment.

It’s important to carve out time for yourself, and if you’re an angler at heart like I am, then you know there’s nothing more relaxing and equally exciting as fishing to get your mind off the world, and take a minute for yourself.

Let me help you with that. I’ll break down all the different gear, lures and tools you’ll need to be successful, so you can focus on having fun.