New Berlin, WI September 6, 2011 – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce “extreme” fly fisherman, Conway Bowman, as the new host of Fly Fishing the World starting this October. Among Bowman’s many accolades, including operating his own fly fishing school, he currently holds the IGFA world record for redfish caught on the fly. He is also seen as a foremost fly fishing expert with several articles and recently a book to his name. Tune in to a brand new season of Fly Fishing the World Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm EST.

Fly Fishing the World (FFTW) is an exploratory experience. It will venture deep into the soul of fly fishing, where nature rules, and the angler is a mere visitor, hoping to claim a position in the food chain.

Perennial host, John Barrett is passing the torch to Conway Bowman and the next generation of fly fishermen. This season of Fly Fishing the World will not lack for excitement as Bowman circles the globe in search of the prime destinations, legends, and big fish – making for some of the world’s best fly fishing.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to host the re-launch of Fly Fishing the World. The re-tooling of this long-running series raises the bar for adventure-angling, and introduces viewers to the eclectic cast of characters an intrepid wanderer meets on a journey through fly fishing’s outer realms,” said host, Conway Bowman.

Unforgettable destinations await Bowman as he ventures to Baja, Mexico, where he takes viewers in search of the elusive roosterfish off-the-beach. Bowman also plies Montana’s rivers for trout during the biggest flood event in recent memory, explores a unique flats fishery in the Great Lakes and matches wits with ever-wary tailing carp. Bowman also travels to Hawaii to uncover rumors of double-digit bonefish and giant trevally prowling the waters of an uninhabited island.

Fly Fishing the World is one of the longest-running outdoor programs on television and is the only fishing series to ever garner a Cable Ace award. To learn more about Conway and FFTW, follow him on Twitter

About Conway Bowman: For Bowman, home base is San Diego, where he fly rods for blue water species on the fly – most notably killer mako sharks. His exploits have been chronicled in various books, “Tidelines” and “Fly Fishing for Sharks: An American Journey” and magazines including, Flyfish Journal, Fly Fisherman, The Drake, Fly Fishing Saltwater’s, Field & Stream, Men’s Journal, and SaltWater Sportsman. But his fly fishing prowess doesn’t stop there. As former host of ESPN’s “In Search of Fly Water”, “Primal Predator” and Versus’s “Dollar Wise Fly”, Bowman has traveled the world in search of Atlantic salmon, Steelhead, wild trout, Redfish, Bonefish, and Tarpon. Adding to his list of credits, he is also the author of the newly released book “The Orvis Guide to Beginning Saltwater Fly Fishing: 101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner.” Bowman is the principal owner of the “Ragged Edge Fly Fishing School” and sole owner of Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters, Southern California’s premiere salt water fly fishing guide service. Bowman is an avid advocate for shark conservation and aids researchers by raising funds for research tagging Shortfin Mako sharks off Southern California through his annual Flying Mako Charity Tournament.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (, become a Fan on Facebook, and download Sportsman App at

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