Joe Mahler is best-known as a fly fishing author/illustrator living in Fort Myers, Florida. His work appears in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Outdoor life and other publications. Joe is also the author and illustrator of “Essential Knots & Rigs for Trout” and “Essential Knots & Rigs for Salt Water” (Stackpole Books).
As one of the nation’s leading fly casting instructors, Joe has been seen casting away in national television commercials for Bass Pro Shops, Tracker and Mako Boats. Mahler’s innovative StrawBoss fly pattern, was recently featured in Fly Tier Magazine and is a favorite in both fresh and salt water. Joe is currently on the Dyna-King Professional Tying Team.
Most recently Joe has teamed with Reilly Rod Crafter to create the “Mahler Signature Series” fly rods, which features the 5/6 weight Lily Pad and the 7/8wt Cypress fly rods for both fresh and salt.
Even though he lives surrounded by world-class beaches and salt water backcountry, Joe’s first love is freshwater fishing for Florida bass, bluegill and other native species. Through “Joe Mahler’s Freshwater Florida,” Joe instructs and guides in some of the most beautiful Southwest Florida locations.
Joe’s easy-going approach and effortless casting style has made him a popular guest speaker at fishing clubs and sports shows. To learn more, visit www.joemahler.com