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ABOUT


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ABOUT


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FLORIDA KAYAK ANGLERS

FLORIDA KAYAK ANGLERS is a collective of fishermen, hunters, photographers, bug slingers, and all around outdoorsmen. It is a lifestyle of the early morning, the late night, and the constant pursuit of adventure. We are passionate about the process, the preparation, the defeat, and the victory. You can find us lost in the mangroves, poling the flats, flipping in the grass, and sharing stories (or stretching the truth) at your local shop. FKA is a collective of individuals united by these common pursuits. If this describes you, welcome to the collective.

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THE LOCALS


THE LOCALS


JOSH DUKE

JOSH DUKE

ALEX TEJEDA

ALEX TEJEDA

TORI IRVIN

TORI IRVIN

JASON KELTS

JASON KELTS

SAM CAUGHEY

SAM CAUGHEY

BART SWAB

BART SWAB

WILL CONNAUGHTON

WILL CONNAUGHTON

MATT CHIPPERFIELD

MATT CHIPPERFIELD

CHARLES ST ANGELO

CHARLES ST ANGELO

PHILLIP MCELROY

PHILLIP MCELROY

DALTON BEATY

DALTON BEATY

KEVIN VERMEAL

KEVIN VERMEAL

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BACKWATER ECONOMY


BACKWATER ECONOMY


BACKWATER ECONOMY

BACKWATER ECONOMY is our humanitarian initiative rooted in using fishing as a tool to provide environmental awareness, resources, and skills to local fishermen and their communities.  

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BACKGROUND

The concept for Backwater Economy was birthed on a trip to Flores, Guatemala in 2016. After working with local missionaries in providing stability to poverty stricken communities and fishing with the locals, we began to ask the question: how can we help enhance the fishing experience of the locals and also use fishing as a tool for poverty alleviation? 

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EQUIPPING LOCALS

We realized on this trip that fishing is a universal language, and we can use it to communicate culture and a way of life. As we met up with the locals to fish one morning we realized something significant as we got our gear ready. Much to our surprise we tied the same knots and had the same lures.

Our initiative is rooted in providing these locals with the most modern fishing technology. We want to provide the best quality fishing experience for them and their communities so they can maximize their time on the water.

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POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Many of us have heard the quote, "If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." Through Backwater Economy, we are currently working on a circle of sustainability where we connect natural resources, teach proper skills, and provide proper equipment in an attempt to remove people from poverty. The reality is that in many communities fish can serve a duel purpose of food and profit. Our goal is to help bring awareness to this resource as well as provide all the information and tools necessary to create a thriving backwater economy.