About Us

Thanks for casting a line over here to FishSmartly.com!

As you cruise through these waters, you should pick up numerous tips that will help you turn your fishing hobby into a tried-and-true skill. If you aren’t already as obsessed with fishing as we are, you will be once you’ve spent a bit of time here.

Are you hooked yet? Let’s talk a bit more about what gives this site the edge over its competitors.

Our Mission

There’s something innately satisfying about hooking a trophy fish. But do you know what’s just as satisfying? Sharing your expertise with beginners and amateurs.

Teaching others how to fish—and more importantly, how to fish well—is a passion of ours. There’s an old adage that says, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” That saying is dear to my heart, as I truly consider inspiring other anglers to be my life’s calling.

Our Story

Here at FishSmartly, we want you to love fishing as much as we do.

If you’re like us, you’ve already been casting lines for as long as you can remember. But learning how to be an expert angler is a lifelong process. Over time, you should be able to transform your enjoyable weekend hobby into a whole way of life.

We take just as much pleasure in sharing our skills with others as we do in catching fish ourselves. That’s why we’ve curated this site: to help other anglers like you become world-class fishermen.

Who We Are

Chris

Chris Hunt

Fly fishing expert

Chris Hunt is a career journalist, fly angler and conservationist. He lives and works in the United States, where he splits time between Idaho and his beloved trout streams and the woods and waters of Florida, where he chases everything from Tarpon to bass, all with a fly rod. He writes about fly fishing, travel and conservation for publications all over the world.

Danny Mooers

Trout and bass fishing expert

Danny Mooers is a high school teacher in Arizona with a love for fishing. Growing up in Minnesota allowed him to experience all types of fishing and grow his skills. After living in the Western United States for several years, his fly-fishing obsession grew. Having the opportunity to share his passion for fishing through writing is a dream come true. Fishing is a lifelong hobby, and he strives to make it understandable for people of all skill levels.

Danny
David

David Linsmeyer

Trout fishing

David is a self-taught fly fisherman with experience fishing for all types of trout, most notably inland brown and brook trout of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. His niche is small-stream tactics for trout, but he has vast experience in the backcountry rivers of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. David has experience working in fly shops and writing for local and online fishing publications. His purpose behind every article is to make you want to grab your gear and run to the stream.

Thalia Oosthuizen

Editor

Thalia has been an editor and proofreader for over a decade, primarily in the online space. When she’s not working, Thalia enjoys running, cycling, swimming, and spending time in nature. Growing up, she spent a lot of time fishing in South Africa and Zimbabwe with her father and grandfather, and today, she still enjoys heading out to have some peace and serenity on the water.

Thalia

Our Responsibility

There are numerous fishing websites out there—schools of them, if you want to put it in fish-centric terms So why should you spend your time here?

In a word, expertise. We know the difference between trophy fish and throw-back fish, and each piece you’ll find here is a trophy fish—a gem that you’ll want to hold onto and share with everyone you know.

Here are a few more reasons to choose FishSmartly.com:

  • We want you to learn as much as possible in order to better enjoy your next fishing adventure.
  • The more experienced fishermen there are, the better off the world will be.
  • Every tip and recommendation you’ll find here has been tried and tested—most by myself, some by other trusted professionals.

Rest assured that we will never advertise or promote anything that we don’t personally use or believe in ourselves. That’s what sets FishSmartly.com apart from the competition.

Casting Off

Whether you want to learn the basics of fishing, gather industry secrets on how to catch the best fish, or invest in top-notch fishing products, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

  • Click here to learn about everything related to trout fishing.
  • Visit these pages for inside tips on how to catch the biggest bass in the lake.

Be sure to stop back often, as we’re always adding new content for your enjoyment and enlightenment.

We hope you hook the information you’ve been searching for! If you have any ideas about how we might improve our content, we welcome your feedback.