Tom Karrow was introduced to fly-fishing by his grandfather over twenty years ago on tributaries of the Beatty Saugeen. While at home he has focused on fly-fishing for Bass and Pike.
Although Tom prefers spending time in the salt chasing fish while on his Maverick flatsboat, his skills and knowledge transfer very well to freshwater where, on occasion he can be found pursuing big fish with saltwater techniques and patterns.
Having been a pro staff member for several stores in Ontario, he has managed, guided, instructed flyfishing extensively, and he continues to tie flies commercially, and for The First Cast Fly Shop.
Tom has been teaching science for a decade and a school administrator. With a passion for learning, and desire for continual improvement, Tom returned to university where he is now completing his Masters in Environmental Studies and Resource Management. Tom plans to pursue his PhD starting in the fall at the University of Waterloo.
He will be researching the role that traditional knowledge can play in resource management in the Bahamas. Tom will be interviewing Bonefish guides and applying their knowledge to management policy in the islands. No doubt while there, he will learn a great deal of secrets from the best guides, and throw a line while “off duty”!
Here are some links with regards to his work: