Aqua Design Pro Staff

Professional guides, outfitters, captains and water-related staff members all around the world are members of our Aqua Design Pro Staff. Below we are featuring some of these camo-savvy professionals.

They are enthusiastic about making your experience in the outdoors the best it can be. We recommend their services for your next adventure on the water.
 

Scott Mitchell
Scotto
I have worked in the Australian tackle industry for over 20 years & founded & operated The Alpine Angler (Australia's leading fly fishing outfitter) for 17 of those. I have been wearing your shirts for a few years now & believe they are the best fishing shirts available!
 
Regards
Scott Mitchell
 
Fishing writer & photographer
0428 484 499
PO Box 1882
Hervey Bay Queensland 4655
Australia
scottoml@bigpond.net.au
www.scotto.com.au
Stonefly Guide Service
Stonefly Guide Service
My name is Jeff Traver and I am Owner and operator of Stonefly Guide Service. I conduct Fly Fishing Trips on some of SW Washington's premier steelhead rivers. I operate year round and provide a top notch service to fellow anglers wanting to experience fly fishing the way it is suppose to be done. A full day with me is exactly that, you even get a stream side lunch with many different options to chose from. I can provide gear and supply flies at no charge. I conduct my float trips by drift boat and also do walk and wade trips.  

I learned about Aqua Design from a client and knew I had to try this great product. My personal favorite is the new Voyager Series and the pattern that works best for me in the Pacific NW is the Green Bayou. Don't get me wrong I like all the patterns and get several compliments on my unique shirts. All the articles of clothing are practical for what I do or any fly angler. The quality construction has outlasted most of my other name brand shirts.

Jeff Traver
Stonefly Guide Service
360-431-2183
222 Cummings ST
Castle Rock, WA 98611
stoneflyguy@aol.com
www.stoneflyguideservice.com
The Keystone Connection
The Keystone Connection
The primary focus of Pennsylvania-licensed fishing guide Jeff Knapp's Keystone Connection is smallmouth bass fishing on portions of the middle Allegheny River from early spring through late fall.  The middle Allegheny is a shallow river, which we access with an 18-foot PolarKraft jetboat powered by a Evinrude E-Tec outboard.  We also fish the river for walleyes and muskies, particularly during the spring and fall.  The Keystone Connection also fishes other select western Pennsylvania waters.

I've used Aqua Design Products for several years.  The shirts and jackets are roomy, allowing plenty of freedom for a long day of casting.  Fabrics wear well and dry quickly. River smallies can be spooky when the water gets low and clear.  Having the benefit of Aqua Design's well-thought-out camo patterns gives me added confidence in this tough situation.

The Keystone Connection
Jeffrey Knapp
The Keystone Connection
724-902-6082
info@keystoneconnection.com
www.keystoneconnection.com
2Bonthewater Guide Service
2Bonthewater Guide Service
Guide Services for Reading, PA and surrounding areas. Steelhead trips to Erie, PA from Southeastern PA when Steelhead are in the streams. Trout fishing day trips to destination streams such as: Yellow Breeches and Big Spring Creek. Local guiding for Trout on Tulpehocken Creek and Manatawny Creek. Ice fishing services in the winter for groups or individuals who wish to try ice fishing. Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Schuylkill River or Panfishing on various local warmwater streams are available. If you are in the Reading, PA area and wish to catch fish, please give me a call or send me an email. If you forget your rod and reel, don’t worry-- I have nice gear for you to use while you are OnTheWater with 2Bonthewater Guide Service.

I wouldn’t be caught in the woods, fishing for wild trout, without wearing my Aqua-Design clothing. You blend into the wilderness. Aqua-Design clothing, along with keeping a low-profile and stealth has surprised many wild trout while fishing in Southeastern, PA. They are functional, look good and keep you cool when the temperature starts to climb. Aqua-Design clothing is not only good looking, they help maintain a healthy lifestyle. UPF ratings of 30-50 mean less sun damage as you age. Sun protection without covering yourself in oils or lotions.

If you are fishing for wild trout, I can honestly say-- Aqua-Design clothing will make a difference while you are on the stream. I can’t say you will catch more fish while wearing your Aqua-Design clothing --but I can say that fewer fish will notice your presence while in Aqua-Design clothing. You know the drill, if you spook a wild trout in a pool-- best get stepping to the next pool.

2Bonthewater Guide Service
Vinny Dick Jr.
2Bonthewater Guide Service
Pine Creek Lane
Oley, PA 19547
610-987-0268
vinny@2Bonthewater.com
www.2Bonthewater.com
Kevin Moore
Muskies etc. Guide Service
Fish some of Wisconsin's hottest musky waters with Licensed Guide Kevin Moore.
Kevin has been guiding the S.E. Wisconsin lakes Pewaukee, Okauchee, Oconomowoc since 1993. He has won tournaments on both Pewaukee and Okauchee lakes and took  IMTT team of the year in 2006. Focusing primarily on musky, Kevin is also a multi species guide and can put you on Bass, Pike, Walleye and panfish as well. All top of the line equipment is provided. Kevin lived on Okauchee Lake for 10 years dedicating those years to an in depth study of this trophy producing 94 foot deep structure packed body of water. Kevin also makes custom musky baits that have been very productive on these pressured lakes. They are available online at www.muskiesetc.com and at Smokey's Musky Shop on Pewaukee Lake.
 
I have always believed in a stealth approach to fishing a very difficult fish to catch - the Musky. Before Aqua Design, I wore light blue or gray shirts and pants to match the sky that is my background from a fisheye view. I was very impressed with the quality of Aqua Design products. I have always enjoyed wearing premium fishing shirts but now AQUA DESIGN puts quality comfort and stealth in products that every musky fisherman needs to incorporate in their game plan. I have had way more strikes next to the boat since I have been using Aqua Design products.

Muskies etc. Guide Service
Kevin Moore
Muskies etc. Guide Service
414-425-4575
kevin@muskiesetc.com
www.muskiesetc.com
Matt Payne's California On The Fly
Matt Payne's California On The Fly
I provide a guided fly fishing service with an emphasis on California's most productive and beautiful fly fishing waters. My service provides seasonal fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead. Depending on the species of fish in which you wish to target, I will accompany you form the Eastern Sierras to the emerald green waters of the Smith River drift boating among the ancient Redwoods of the California coast. I pride myself on not being a "numbers" guide, but more of a teaching guide. My philosophy is not to string a rod and hand it to a client but to explain why and how. I invite you to call me and we can discuss what your expectations are for you next fly fishing adventure. 

As a steelhead and trout guide I am always looking for the next "unfair advantage" to aid in the pursuit of fish. Along came Aqua Design! I discovered the Aqua Design Voyager shirt through a friend and instantly knew this was a home run. I don the Misty Sky or Green Bayou depending on weather and water clarity. Stealth I honestly believe plays a key role in spotting and hooking fish so its a no brainer to add these camo shirts to my arsenal.The other fact is not only does it work on the river but I can wear it out to dinner with a client after a trip, from river to town, not a problem. I am proud to endorse this unique product, which provides me with the "unfair advantage."

Matt Payne
Matt Payne's California On The Fly
951-836-0291
angrycaddis@yahoo.com
Capt. Skipper Ray
Island Outfitters
We are a store with 12 guides working from here. We fish for trout and redfish along with flounder, snook, tarpon and a few other species. We sell apparel, tackle, snacks, sunglasses and anything that the anglers might want while they are out on the water.

Myself and most of my guides all use and love the Aqua Design shirts because they are the most comfortable and best wearing shirts on the market.

Island Outfitters
Capt. Skipper Ray
Island Outfitters
206 West Swordfish
South Padre Island, TX 78597
sray@islandoutfittersspi.com
www.islandoutfittersspi.com
www.skipper-ray.com
Tarpon Anonymous
Tarpon Anonymous
Tarpon Anonymous at Hawks Cay is devoted to the art and science of sight fishing with a fly rod for large tarpon. We offer cures for those who are addicted to this kind of tarpon fishing. TA at Hawk's Cay only operates from April 15- July 4 the height of the tarpon migration in the Florida Keys. If you need a fix this season TA at Hawk's Cay can provide it. If you need the rush of a 100 pound tarpon rattling its gills 5 feet in the air TA at Hawk's Cay can provide it. If you want a family vacation that won't be a tarpon intervention, TA at Hawk's Cay can provide it.

Aqua Design's products give us a little more time before the tarpon spooks from the boat, We may have a tarpon follow a fly and eat at the rod tip, without Aqua Design's camo the fish would spook at 15 feet. Even up on the platform the camo makes a difference. When a tarpon is coming in from the side of the boat the guy on the platform will be the first thing the fish can see, I'll take every extra foot of stealth I can get! I bought a quiet boat so it makes sense I would choose quiet clothes!

Ed Blank
Tarpon Anonymous
888-857-6700
Off season:
PO Box 180446
Boston, MA 02118
In Season (April May June):
Sunset Village Drive
Marathon, Fl 03050
edblank@mac.com
www.flyfishtravel.com
Backdraft Charters
Backdraft Charters
Fred fishes the backcountry waters of Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, FL. He takes out up to 4 anglers on his 2008, 22' Ranger Bay boat with a 250 4-stroke Yamaha. The day is yours. You can go fishing for a half day or whole day, or you can incorporate into your day sightseeing, shelling and eating at a local waterside restaurant. Capt. Fred uses top notch fishing equipment.

I have enjoyed Aqua Design shirts for over a year. Each time I wear them I receive compliments because people really notice how original they are. When I tell them the technique of taking the photo from under water looking up to basically record your background in the fabric, everyone is interested in learning where I get these cool shirts! My fishing friends and clients want to blend into their fishing environments too!

When my wife launders the shirts, she can take them out of the dryer and hang them right up. They look fresh, ironed and ready to go without ever having the iron touch them - needless to say, they are a hit at my house.

Capt. Fred Vandenbroeck
Backdraft Charters
941-505-1447 - Office/fax
941-661-4996 - Cell
3869 Cape Cole Blvd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
backdraftcharters@comcast.net
www.backdraft-charters.com
Fly Fish Costa Rica
Fly Fish Costa Rica
Peter Gorinsky undertakes and outfits fly fishing trips to remote areas of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guyana (South America) fishing in mainly tropical waters with sometimes very demanding weather situations. This requires comfortable quick drying clothing with UV protection and in ideal colors and material patterns that blend into the surrounding vegetation for stealthy angling against wild complex multicolored backgrounds. For nearly 10 years I have been successfully using Agua Design clothing to give me an advantage when fly fishing in these areas and advise my clients to obtain such attire when planning trips with us. In addition to the comfort and practical design of Agua Design clothing, I find it very easy to launder and dry in even the most humid areas and this is of great importance when in the tropics and it just looks and feels good, having efficient UV protection under the most rough living and fishing conditions. Many of my fishing trips also require transport using light aircraft with their limitations on luggage. The use of Aqua Design clothing sure reduces the weight / volume factor and makes it ideal practical luggage for these safaris into the jungle river areas.

Peter Gorinsky
Fly Fish Costa Rica
506-2289-6611 - Office
pgorinsky@gmail.com
www.ticodesign.com/flyfish/
www.codscountry.com
CodsCountry
I specialise in flyfishing the rivers in the New England region of New South Wales for Australia’s largest native freshwater fish, the iconic Murray Cod. I’ve created Australia’s only online blog that’s dedicated to pursuing these snag dwelling predators on fly.

The experience of trekking and fishing the remote gorge rivers always provides the most excitement and unforgettable memories.

Sun protection and comfort are paramount during the blistering heat of summer. Aqua designs cool, camouflage and stylish design, suits my in close and personal fishing technique.

Nick Kneipp
Backdraft Charters
+61 0267 254 089 - Phone
19 Frome St
Ashford NSW 2361
Australia
flymasta@bigpond.net.au
www.codscountry.com
 

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