Walt Palen was raised on the Southwest Coast of Florida on the pristine mangrove island filled waters of Charlotte Harbor. A passion for fresh and saltwater light tackle artificial expanded to fly fishing and fly tying. Walt enjoys travel and has fished throughout the United States and Canada for an assortment of species. In 2013 hiking and targeting salmon and steelhead in Nova Scotia, 2014 Hoh Rainforest, Washington State, and 2015 the rugged Alberta Canada, Banff National Park. Walt is an avid inshore kayak tournament fisherman and took second place in the 2014 Adventure Fishing World Championship in the Florida Everglades paddling 20 miles in one day and in 2015 3rd overall in the Hardcore Kayak Anglers series in his Native Ultimate 14.5 solo. Send him a friend request on Facebook at Shallowfly Walt or check out his blogs at yakonfish.com.
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