Ken Hanley's Bio

Ken Hanley (CA DFG guide license #2596) has been conducting fishing and adventure specialty programs since 1970. Over 15,000 students have taken advantage of Ken’s varied programs both in the field and on the water. His award-winning instructional programs are well respected throughout the adventure industry.

Ken’s instructional DVD’s cover a variety of gamefish; from saltwater salmon to largemouth bass. He’s the author of seven books. Ken also writes and photographs for national and regional publications in the outdoor industry.

Ken’s extensive field experience spans the globe; from the highest peaks in Tibet and the Himalaya, to the remote wilderness regions of Asia, New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, and North America.

From panfish to roosterfish, he’s caught over 90 different species of fresh and saltwater gamefish.

He holds numerous Pro Staff positions, and is sponsored by the following companies: SAGE, SIMMS, Patagonia, Daiichi, Renzetti, Umpqua, Whiting Farms and Dr. Slick.

Ken was chosen as the 2005 inductee into the NCC/FFF Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. Since 1981 the Hall of Fame award has been presented to the individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of fly fishing. The criteria for this distinction include the improvement of the art, science, literature, techniques, enjoyment and conservation of fly fishing and the resource.

Ken Hanley Lakes Mateos and El Salto