Conways Bowman is one of the most noticeable brands in the fishing industry today. Born and raised in Southern California, Conway lives a life as a waterman, fly fisherman and host of “The Ford Outfitters”, “Fly Fishing the World” and “Fifty Places to Fly-Fish Before You Die”. He’s guided clients to Ferocious Mako sharks off the coast of his home town, Encinitas, CA. Follow him as he travels to remote locations across the globe in search of giant fly caught fish. Learn more about Conway on his website: conwaybowman.com
FAVORITE FLY PATTERN? Trout: Parachute Adams - Bass: Popper ( any) - Carp: CB Carp Toad - Tarpon: The Toad - Redfish: Hailey’s Comet - Bonefish: Chili Pepper - Mako Sharks: The Mako Bomb!!! BAM!!!!
13' 6X LEADER OR 4' 1X? 4’ 1X all the way! less is more!
LARGEST FISH & WEIGHT? Fly: Mako Shark 9 ft and est 400 lbs
EVER SUNK A BOAT? After years of running boats of various types I can proudly say…Nope.
FAVORITE STATE OTHER THAN CALIFORNIA? Southern California! That’s a state right? Just kidding! Michigan (so much water and so little time to fish it!)
FRIED OR GRILLED FISH TACO? Being from San Diego and only 30 min from the Baja coast has made me a bit of a fish taco snob. Battered and fried on a corn tortilla with some white sauce is the way I roll.
Conway Bowman Approved Gear
My office is on the water... Whether I’m fishing my local waters off the Southern California coast or deep in the jungles of Thailand I’m never too far from the suns harsh exposure. So, that’s why I choose BUFF® headwear to keep me covered up and protected. BUFF® covers all my sun care needs plus a lot more. The BUFF® Angler gloves and Pro Series Stripping Guards save my hands and fingers when releasing fish or stripping fly line in harsh saltwater environments. The addition to my headwear collection include the BUFF® Masks (pelagic camo) and the Balaclava (Bonefish) keep me covered from the neck up with UV technology. There is no question I would never hit the water without my BUFF® products. Period.
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BUFF® Staff / 7-1-2016
A Day In the Life: Conway Bowman
"Im very fortunate to be able to make a living fishing, traveling and living in Southern California. I guess some would say I have a charmed life? Maybe so! But it’s a life I never take for granted." - Conway Bowman