About Aaron Rubel

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My love of fly fishing began in 1997, and I’ve been kayak fishing since 2006.  Whether catching my first fish years earlier at the age of two in the upper Midwest with my father or landing a tarpon on the fly in a kayak along the Gulf Coast, these are the type of adventures that I enjoy sharing through this blog.  I hope, as a result of the format of the stories, your knowledge of the sport is increased and you seek to discover new adventures for yourself!

Fishing experience:

  • Current and former Kayak Fishing World Record Holder in Skipjack herring and Ladyfish species (link to Kayak Fishing World Records)
  • Caught fish in seventeen states and two continents

Writing and Public Speaking:

Fishing Tournament Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place Fly Fishing Category – 2015 Lake Mitchell Open of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Trail
  • 1st Place Speckled Trout – 2014 Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association 5 Rivers Tournament (Won fly fishing against 75 competitors who were using conventional tackle)
  • 1st Place Fly Fishing Catergory – 2014 Lake Neely Henry Open of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Trail
  • 1st Place Leopard Redfish – 2014 Great Days Outdoors Magazine New Years Tournament
  • 2nd Place Bream Category – 2013 Kingfisher Classic Fishing Tournament

Watershed Conservation and Volunteer Involvement:

  • Chairman of Michigan Trout Unlimited Membership & Chapter Development Committee 2007-2010
  • President of Clinton Valley Trout Unlimited 2006-2008
  • Producer of a video in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on the Tag Louisiana (fish tagging) program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHebf9B0MKw
  • Volunteer in the ongoing oyster reef restoration project of Mobile Bay

Speaking Engagements:

  • Guest speaker at events such as the 2015 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, 2014 Trout Unlimted / Royal Oak of Orvis Seminars, as well as local and regional fly fishing club events
  • Topics I speak on are “Fly Fishing in a Kayak” and “Fly Fishing in Michigan”

Contact Me:

If you would like to contact me regarding interest in a writing project or speaking engagement, please email: [email protected] or call 251-300-1439

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2 thoughts on “About Aaron Rubel

  1. Habib

    Damn ! I’m really impressed about your flyfishing experience and background…I didn’t get all the details when sharing last time…anyway an invitation to have a flyfishing trip together in the Pyrenees remains valid, I must admit that gives me more pressure ! 🙂

    1. IcastInaYak Post author

      Bonjour Habib! Ah, details, details…they weren’t important! Two things are constants in fly fishing: The fish will always humble us, and meeting new fellow fly anglers give us opportunity to learn something new about our sport! Was a pleasure meeting you last week in France, and I look forward to fishing with you in the Pyrenees! Thank you for the invite.

      Bonne journée,


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