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Cameron Cushman

Residing in Vero Beach Florida, Cameron is a filmmaker and avid fly fisherman who spends the majority of his time on the water, with his family, or taming his lion’s mane of a beard. He took to fly fishing while stationed in Alaska serving as an Army Infantryman, and immediately put the conventional gear behind him and has jumped head first into the fly fishing world. 

Living in Florida he spends most of his time fishing the local flats of the Indian River for Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon. However, any chance he gets you’ll find him loading up his car and inviting anyone who has the free time to head into the mountains in search of native trout whether it be Brook Trout in the Smoky Mountains or Cutthroat Trout in the west. He recently finished an 8,000 mile trek across the country in search of various native species with a focus on Cutthroat. His short film Chasing Natives has been a huge success since its release and he plans on turning that into a web-based series with each episode being about chasing an individual species in its native range.

Something many people don’t know about him is that he suffers from a chronic disease known as Gastroparesis which in simple terms means that his stomach is paralyzed and doesn’t function properly, which causes a whole mess of other internal complications. Fly fishing for Cameron is not only a passion and way of life but a medicine to him. He lives by the quote “Passion over Pain,” as he believes that whether he is stuck in a bed or on the water, the pain isn’t going anywhere and pushing through it to follow his passions is a must. 

Cameron sits on the National Advisory Council for the Native Fish Coalition and is a Swift Fly Fishing Ambassador.