YETI AMBASSADOR: CAMILLE EGDORF
In a male-dominated industry, Camille Egdorf is a proven powerhouse - a professional fly fishing guide who runs boats and rivers with a resilient attitude. She's revered for knowing the Alaskan backcountry like the back of her hand, attributing her expertise to being raised at her family's lodge, Egdorf's Nushagak River Wilderness Camp. It's there that Camille's family inspired her to become a limit pusher, world traveler, and standout angler with a penchant for empowering others. We can't wait to see what she takes on next.
Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you fly fish?
A: What's the weather doing?
Q: Where is your favourite place to fly fish?
A: There are many destinations I love so it's always tough to pick a favourite. But going back to my roots, there is rarely anything better than fishing in Alaska on the Upper Nushagak River.
Q: How do you up your game year after year?
A: Seeing and experiencing new fisheries always keeps me on my toes. In 2017, I visited Guyana which was a wild and incredible experience and also went to Belize for the first time. Seeing the world and experiencing new things is always a great way to grow not only in my profession but also as an individual.
Q: Who are your heroes? Who do you look up to?
A: The list is long and I'm going to avoid writing it as I will definitely forget someone, but ultimately, I look up to those who work hard, are passionate, and live their life the way they want. Life is too short to live by someone else's standards so I admire those who live outside the expectations and make life what they want it to be.
Q: What haven't you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?
A: Catch a permit, fish in Bolivia for golden dorado, fish in Tanzania for tiger fish, and continue to share fly fishing with others.
Q: What sound or noise do you love?
A: The sound of crickets.
Q: What are the 3 most essential things you need for what you do?
A: Patience, passion, and knowledge.
Q: What would be your day job if you weren't doing what you currently doing?
A: Is it bad that I have no idea?