In September of 2012, I had the great privilege of meeting and fishing with Liam Neesonat Deep Water Caye, Bahamas, while he was filming a few episodes of Season 2 of Buccaneers and Bones. We struck up a quick friendship and every afternoon we would sip his favorite Pinot from Oregon and would practice his on casting and double hauls. (He mostly fished upstate NY in small streams, a 4wt and rarely any wind). It was in the midst of these “lessons”, that the producers of the show asked if I had ever thought about doing TV “fishing” work.
Well, a screen test was done right there at DWC, then a few world records were caught over the next few months in conjunction with partnering with the great research and conservation group, Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT), legitimizing my fly fishing passions and abilities all that earned me a spot on Season 4 of Bucs and Bones, filmed in one of my favorite spots, San Pedro, Belize.
That week in May 2013 is one I will never forget. Teaming up with a spectacular cast and crew, we had a blast at the El Pescador Lodge fishing waters I had fished for years, but now in the company of greatness.
My memories abound from that trip: