About Fishing with Larry

Larry Schoenborn, agents, and 2018 fishing hosts

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

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

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 throughout the world — 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 2018, Guy will host a bonefishing trip to Christmas Island, and also to Fanning Island, a tarpon fishing at beautiful Rio Parismina Lodge in Costa Rica and...
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Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com
To call:  1-800-205-3474 EXT 1
Montana:  406-322-5709

Brad Staples agent and host

Brad Staples

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.
In 2018, Brad will host a bonefishing trip to Scorpion Atoll - which is already sold-out, a golden dorado fishing trip on a liveaboard in Argentina and...
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Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com
To call:  1-800-205-3474 EXT 3
Oregon:  503-250-0558

Our 2018 Hosts

For 2018,  we have a great line-up of fishing hosts for our hosted fishing weeks.

Hosts Archie and Barbara Adams

Archie and Barbara Adams

Archie and his wife, Barbara, have hosted numerous fishing trips for us in the past.
In 2018, Archie and Barbara host:
Christmas Island bonefishing and giant trevally
• April 2-10, 2018.
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge
•Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, 2018.
In 2019, Archie and Barbara host:

Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge
• November 1-9, 2019.

Host John Holpuch

John Holpuch

John Holpuch:  John 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 2018, John Holpuch hosts:
Brazil - Agua Boa Amazon Lodge:
• November 2-10, 2018.
In 2019, John hosts:
Brazil - Agua Boa Amazon Lodge:
• November 8-16, 2019.

Host Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston  Jim lives along the North Yuba River in Northern California where he owns and manages a resort along the river. Jim guides his cabin clients on the river and nearby lakes, teaches casting and specializes in introducing folks to fly fishing. He has a long and successful history of chasing fish all over the world, including Mexico, Belize, Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, and Christmas Island. Jim also writes the North Yuba stream report for Orvis. You can see Jim in the off-season at fly fishing shows on the West Coast where he represents lodges in Western Alaska.
In 2018, Jim Johnston hosts:
Christmas Island bonefishing at The Villages
• January 29 - February 6, 2018.

Host Mike Sadar

Mike Sadar

In May of 2012, Mike Sadar:  Mike 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 2018, Mike Sadar hosts:
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge
• November 30 - December 8, 2018

Host Eric Schoenborn

Eric Schoenborn

Eric Schoenborn: Eric 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 2018, Eric Schoenborn hosts:
Agua Boa Amazon Lodge - Brazil
• November 9-17, 2018
In 2019, Eric hosts:
Alaska Rainbows at Egdorf's Nushagak Camp
• July 10-18, 2019
Christmas Island bonefishing
• November 11-19, 2019
Brazil peacock bass fishing at Agua Boa Lodge
• November 16-24, 2018
• November 23 - Dec. 1, 2018


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