Primal Angler is Dedicated to Adventure Angling
Primal Angler produces angling gear and apparel, hosts angling adventures world-wide, and creates high quality adventure angling media.
Primal Angler was founded by Ryan Davey in 2011 in the Pacific Northwest.
Ryan Davey’s Biography
The focus of my life is combining my passion for fly fishing, adventure, travel, photography, filmmaking, and guiding fishing adventures around the world into a sustainable lifestyle.
I’ve been guiding fly fishing adventures in the Great Lakes, Alaska, Panama, Bahamas, New Zealand and South America for the past eight years. I have been fly fishing since I was 15, fishing for longer than I can remember, and have dedicated a large part of my adult life and career making a living as a Fly Fishing Professional as a Fishing Guide, Photographer, and Filmmaker.
I was one of the founding members of the Angling Exploration Group and filmed, edited, produced and marketed the first two Volumes of the Trout Bum Diaries series (Patagonia and New Zealand). As the managing partner during AEG’s formative years, my mission was to build an adventure media company that would revolutionize the way the world sees fly-fishing through high-energy, entertaining adventure angling films. We also started the Fly Fishing Film Tour which evolved from a marketing tour for the Trout Bum Diaries series.
My passion for fly fishing, adventure, and conservation have taken me to the far corners of the globe. My resume is as diverse as my travels, ranging working as a network security analyst and network administrator for IBM and Microsoft to working at a winery in Tasmania, building a web design business, being employed as a deckhand on marlin hunting charter boats in New Zealand and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, assisting in tiger research in Nepal, white-water raft and fly fishing guiding, freelance writing and photography, six summers of guiding at fly fishing lodges in Alaska, and building a successful adventure media company from scratch.
I am the founder, owner, and operator of an adventure angling company called “Primal Angler”. We produce angling gear and apparel, host angling adventures world-wide, and create high quality adventure angling media. Follow the adventure on the Primal Angler blog!