Fishing with Larry and Hosts
Our fishing travel company was started in 1986 by Fishing the West TV host, Larry Schoenborn, and was originally called "Larry's Travel." In 1994, the name was changed to Fishing with Larry. The picture above is of Larry and Buzz Ramsey during a Fishing the West show filmed in East Russia.
Larry Schoenborn - Founder
Larry Schoenborn pioneered and hosted Fishing the West, a popular TV show for thirteen years. He
fished over 500 locations around the world. More than 330 shows aired across the United States and internationally from
Britain to Japan. The show's audience repeatedly asked Larry's advice— where to fish and where to stay — inspiring Larry, a
proven entrepreneur, to start a fishing travel business - Fishing with Larry.
Larry introduced many anglers to incredible fishing opportunities worldwide. He passed away February 3, 2011, after a twelve year battle with cancer. Larry will be remembered fondly by outdoorsmen across the globe.
To view a Fishing the West video, click here.
Guy Schoenborn - President and agent
Guy Schoenborn, Larry's son, has been an avid outdoorsman all of his life. He's fished and hunted throughout the western U.S,
and hosted fishing trips in Africa, Alaska, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Christmas Island, Costa Rica and more. He joined
FWL in 2006. Guy resides in Montana and runs Fishing with Larry with the help of Norma, Roberta, Kim, and others. In
2017, Guy will host three weeks at Christmas Island, plus Rio Parismina Lodge in Costa Rica, the Aniak
River, Kain's in Alaska, and more.
See our hosted pages for Guy's other trips.
To call: 1-800-205-3474 EXT 1
Brad Staples agent and host
Brad Staples, a licensed fishing guide in Oregon since 1983, spends 100 days a year guiding steelhead anglers
on the lower Deschutes River and also spent seven years guiding on Alaska’s Kenai River for king salmon. Brad’s our bonefish
and tarpon specialist and has fished numerous countries for them. For 2017, he'll host tarpon trips in Costa Rica, and
a bonefish and permit trip on a liveaboard boat on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
See our hosted pages for Brad's other trips.
To call: 1-800-205-3474 EXT 3
Our 2017 Hosts
For 2017, we have a great line-up of fishing hosts for our hosted fishing weeks.
Hosts Archie and Barbara Adams
Archie and his wife, Barbara, have hosted numerous fishing trips for us in the past.
In 2017, Archie and Barbara host:
Christmas Island bonefishing and giant trevally
The Villages: March 13-21, 2017.
In 2017, Archie Adams hosts:
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge Oct. 27 - November 4, 2017.
Host John Holpuch
John Holpuch is a dentist in Bend, Oregon and an innovative fly designer for Rainy’s Flies. John
has hosted several trips for us at Agua Boa and visited the Amazon numerous times. He pursues steelhead, brown trout, and
peacock bass or any species in North or South America that takes a surface pattern.
In 2017, John Holpuch will host:
Brazil - Agua Boa Amazon Lodge: November 3-11, 2017.
Host Mike McGinn
Mike McGinn has spent the last 30 years fly fishing. He began hosting trips for us in 2007. He's a
regular host for us at Agua Boa Amazon Lodge in Brazil. Mike’s passion for fly fishing has taken him all over the world. Sightfishing
is his real passion. Mike resides in Colorado and spends part of the year on the Big Horn River.
In 2017, Mike McGinn hosts:
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge November 17-25, 2017
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge November 24 - December 2, 2017
Host Eric Schoenborn
Eric Schoenborn is passionate about sharing his love of fishing and hunting. Along with participating
as a host and travel expert with FWL, Eric guides in the Northwest, teaches hunter ed classes and volunteers as
an angler instructor for Fish & Wildlife. He also runs an outdoor mentoring program for single-parent boys called
Compass Adventure Outfitters.
In 2017, Eric Schoenborn hosts:
Guatemala sailfishing at Sailfish Oasis Lodge February 19-25, 2017
Alaska Rainbows at Egdorf's Nushagak Camp July 12-20, 2017
Christmas Island bonefishing November 6-14, 2017
Christmas Island bonefishing November 13-21, 2017
Host Mike Sadar
In May of 2012, Mike Sadar broke the world record when he landed a fly-caught 50-pound golden dorado
at La Zona in Argentina. Mike has fished extensively throughout North, Central, and South America, and
has a passion for exploring and fishing new waters. His favorite species include all giant coldwater trout and those big predatory
fish from South America.
In 2017, Mike and his wife Lisa will host:
Africa tiger fishing safari on the Mnyera River - October 13-21, 2017.
In 2017, Mike Sadar also hosts:
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge December 1-9, 2017
Argentina giant rainbow fishing at Jurassic Lake Lodge December 7-16, 2017.