Capt. Jesse Males (Fly Tying Guru)
Anthony Merenda (Shipping Specialist/Fly Tester)
While currently crashing in the Tampa area and pursuing a career in culinary arts this snook junkie is no stranger to the fishing scene. Whether chasing spinner sharks off the coast of South Florida or creeping through the mangroves of Southwest Tampa bay in hopes of nailing some reds, sheepshead, trout or snook, there is never a dull moment with this guy.
ANY FISH THAT SWIMS (Official Fly Tester/Product Refiner)
Our biggest player on the Backwater Team are the fish themselves. All the flies that we sell have been proven to land fish in multiple waterways throughout the United States and Central America. Here at Backwater, we encourage catch and release practices and promote the mindset of always leaving a waterway better than the way you found it. All fisheries have treated anglers well and need our help to remain productive fisheries for the generation to come. Catch the fish, respect the fish, release the fish!