Explore the tension between life on the road and the water for musician and guide Chuck Ragan.
Whether fishing trout in a mountain stream or watching chains of tarpon crossing sand flats toward your skiff, angling moments completely absorb us and everything else fades away. We might sleep in our truck for days just to catch the hatch just right or fly thousands of miles to fish where none ever has. Meticulous in fly selection, enamored with the fish we pursue and joyful to release them after the catch, Fly anglers go to great lengths to protect the fish and where they live. It is a pursuit made for the eyes and the soul. Now you know why Costa is the sunglass choice for fly fisherman around the world.
Costa Pros in the Spotlight
Oliver White defines explorer. His passport has chapters. Oliver shunned a life on Wall Street to peruse new species around the globe and through his writing, photography and the many films he has appeared in, Oliver has shown us the ends of the earth.
When it comes to permit fishing, Capt. Will Benson of Key West is one of the best. A native Florida Keys “Conch,” Will has dedicated his life to the pursuit of the fly fisherman’s “Holy Grail” while attempting to protect the resource and share his exploits. His highly-acclaimed films have been featured at venues throughout the fishing community.
What’s happening in the Fly community
In our 13th annual lap around the globe, the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour will make its way to theaters in more than 190 cities in eight countries. Venture from remote islands off of Australia to South Dakota. Chase Trout, Tarpon, Bonefish and all kinds of exotic species and familiar. Make sure you check out Kio Kio, the latest movie by Costa.
For decades, Chuck Ragan seemed to be in constant motion, first touring with the influential punk band, Hot Water Music, and later as a solo artist. In 2015, Ragan got his guide’s license and downshifted to life in Grass Valley to spend more time with his wife and young son, while putting clients on fish. Landsick explores the tension between life on the road and the water.
Achieving a backcountry slam (catching a bonefish, tarpon and permit in one day) in the Florida Keys is rare. But more women are stepping up to the challenge. Three expert anglers from different walks of life bring the stoke and drama of the difficult quest to the big screen.
Costa, the founding member of Indifly scours the globe to find community based catch and release fishing projects which help create economic stability and a base for conservations. Find out about our success in Guyana with the Amerindians and Arapaima as well as other IndiFly Projects and get involved.
Costa’s project Guyana is an effort to help a struggling village to conserve its way of life and natural surroundings through the creation of a catch and release lodge. Through this project, Costa found found Indifly who is making changes in communities around the globe.
Plastic is poisoning our planet. Did you know there is nearly as much plastic in the ocean as there are fish? With statistics like this, Costa is doing its part to turn the tide. Aside from cleaning up our own, Costa initiated the Kick Plastic Guide Program to help guides and captains find alternatives to single use plastic water bottles. No one wants to live in a plastic sea.
The Costa Trout Unlimited 5 Rivers program helps to establish fishing clubs in colleges and universities across the country with the goal of discovering the next generation of anglers and conservationists.
Our four friends from Costa’s award-winning GEOBASS and GEOFISH series are embarking on a new wild adventure. Their name has changed, but their story remains the same. Watch their new series FISH OR DIE on Animal Planet®.
Costa supports restoring historic flows south from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Everglades. We take care of our backyard. For more information click here.