Meet Lisa Roper
Lisa Roper is an outdoor enthusiast who loves and respects the beauty of the land, the challenge of the hunt, and the thrill of fishing. She has been raised in a family where hunting and fishing is an important part of their lives and who they are. Lisa uses her passion of the outdoors to encourage and inspire other women, youth, and beginners to not only learn and love the sport of hunting and fishing, but also the importance of conservation.
In 2018, Lisa was honored to be named the first female Brand Ambassador in Canada for Len Thompson Lures and the first female Pro-Staff in Alberta for SPYPOINT Trail Cameras. She is very proud to be a Pro-Staﬀ member and sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine Boats, SHE and Redhead Brand Apparel.
Meet Mike Engler
Born, raised and educated in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
I was introduced to fishing when I was 6 years old and have been fishing ever since. I fished mostly in the Cypress Hills area and the South Saskatchewan River growing up.
I bought my first boat when I was 16 years old, and have owned one ever since.
I married my wife Donna in 1990 and had two kids, Tyson, and Allison that have been exposed to the great outdoors and fishing at a young age - as I was. They appreciate and enjoy the experiences that come along with it.
I began competitive fishing (tournaments) in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the mid-’90s to the present day. With 21+ years of competing, I have achieved numerous top ten finishes but only 1 first place finish. To be competitive I have learned to control boats in ALL weather conditions at any time. I’m actively involved with Alberta Marine at Calgary Boat & Sportsmen Shows as a Lund Boats Pro Staff Rep. Most recently I have been involved with and participate in the Heros Hockey for Kids Program and Angler/ Young Angler Fishing Tournament for Kids, sponsored by Lund Boats.
Meet Josh Nugent
Josh Nugent learned to fly fish at the age of six. In 2003 Josh started Out Fly Fishing Outfitters and by 2015 had purchased a fly shop at the age of 33. Guiding put Josh through his undergraduate and graduate degrees, where he did his Master's Thesis on the visual characteristics of expert fly casters. In 2018 he also founded a Guide training school.
He’s been fortunate enough to fish 15 different countries, to be featured in many fly fishing publications, both as a writer and photographer, he’s been in multiple fly fishing film festivals as well as hosting numerous TV shows. Now he guides, and hosted trips around the globe, speaking engagements and runs the Fly Shop. Teaching and introducing as many people to the sport is something he’s passionate about, from families to fanatics and everyone in between.
Meet Wes David
Wes David was born and raised on a cattle ranch in central Albert and has called Airdrie, Alberta home for the last 16-years. Former professional bull rider turned professional walleye tournament angler, outdoor writer, and host & producer of Fishing the Wild West TV, a fishing show dedicated to angling throughout western Canada and the northern U.S. States. Fishing the Wild West TV is in its 4th season and currently airing on 7-different US and Canadian networks.
Wes spends about 125-days on the water each year fishing, videoing, and researching information for magazines, TV, and conservation efforts. Wes has videoed and written magazine articles covering all freshwater fish species and fishing for them and many saltwater species. Articles and videos also cover hunting, wildlife and fisheries, fishing gear, outdoor youth, and future conservation.
Wes is a big believer in conservation, educating about Canada’s fisheries and wildlife, and getting our youth involved in the outdoors.
Meet the Fishinggeeks
Sean and Adam Konrad, also known as “The Fishinggeeks” are identical twins born in Saskatoon, Sask. These gents have been fishing their entire lives. It all started back at the age of 4 when their father took them out to Diefenbaker Lake and their love and expertise of the sport has grown with them along the way.
Their fond memories at that lake included catching Walleye, Burbot, Pike and the good old Whitefish. However, Rainbow Trout was always the prize catch. Now, the Fishinggeeks are multi-species anglers who mainly target trout around Saskatchewan and Alberta. These provinces have outstanding fisheries that provide trophy opportunities like no other.
Adam lives in Saskatoon with his wife Christena and two children, Robyn and Lincoln. Sean lives in Spruce Grove and lives with his 10-year-old daughter, Nyla. Family always comes first for these fishing gurus but Fishing doesn’t come far behind. Both Adam and Sean are Journeyman Automotive Mechanics but Fishing is their true passion.
These guys hold 2 world records, the 48lb Rainbow Trout and 25.2lb Burbot. Not only that, they also landed 9-line Class world records and the Saskatchewan Provincial Record Brown Trout at 26lbs.