Meet our awesome Ambassadors. These are the people whose adventures you can vicariously experience through our social media and newsletters. They embody our values and are awesome sportsmen and women. Learn more about each one below:
Ben Rogers - Based in Harrisburg, PA
Ben Rogers is the owner and head guide of Chasing Tails Fly Fishing just outside of
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Picking up flyfishing in his teens, Ben fished up and down the east coast from fresh to salt. Getting his start in the flyfishing industry shortly after exiting the US Army, Ben honed his skills on some of the most technical trout waters in the country. It is at this time Ben found his passion for smallmouth on the fly. Working for and managing fly shops and Outfitters in the Mid Atlantic area of the east, Helped to point his life on the path he continues to walk to this day. Ben guides on some of the countries most fabled waters. From blue ribbon trout tailwaters in The Catskills and Pocono mountain ranges, spring creeks in the fertile Dutch Amish countryside, to some of the best smallmouth, musky and shallow water walleye fisheries in the east coast. Ben is a contributing author for Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine as well as a signature fly designer for Holly Flies. He is also a photographer, producing content on his social media feed on Instagram (@flyskillz).
Cody Ling - Based in western Montana
Growing up in a small town in MN, the land of 10,000 lakes, I was always out on the water with Pops. Whether it was catching monster large mouth right outside our back door, or chasing pike on top water, we always made time for fishing. It was a great way to spend time together and strengthen the bond between father and son. Originally, fishing was not my greatest passion, skiing was. In high school I started to pursue a professional career in freestyle skiing and was living in Breckenridge, Colorado. After 6 years of competing professionally, I decided to hang em up. Fifteen broken bones and three knee surgeries really takes a toll on a guy. Fast forward a couple years later when my dad handed me his old Orvis fly fishing set up and the rest has been history. It has now become my greatest passion as I have spent every free minute in the last 5 years either on the water chasing that next big fish, or on the vise whipping up bugs. And of course it’s not always about the fish. Fly fishing has helped me discover a love for writing, by taking the experiences I have had on the water and turning them into words for other people to enjoy. My hope is to inspire others to get outside, leave their devices at home, and take advantage of all the fishing opportunities they have around them. That is why I love RepYourWater, and their mission. People are able to advocate for their water which will help protect it for generations to come.
Capt. Drew Naeckel - Based on Marco Island, Florida
Drew owns and operates Mangrove Maniacs guide service out of south Florida. Drew has owned a boat since he was 10 years old and has spent the past 23 years fishing and exploring his local waters. He loves watching a client hook up to a big Tarpon and is an expert at finding them in the mazes of mangroves that he explores daily.
Jessica DeLorenzo - Based in eastern Pennsylvania
Jessica is a passionate outdoorsman wielding a bow, rod, and a camera. She runs DeLorenzo Photography, an award-winning photography business, and enjoys life outdoors with her daughter and husband. She is a Sitka Whitetail Ambassador, GORE Hunting and Fishing Tech, contributes to Team Mathews, and is a member of several conservation groups such as QDMA ,NWTF, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and more.
Trent Jones - Based in Summit County, Colorado
Not only a hell of an angler but also a professional skier, Trent is a Colorado boy through and through. You can find him in the mountains any time of year. He enjoys playing in the backcountry, winter, spring, summer and fall. If he doesn't have a fly rod in hand, you'll find him with a pair of skis on his shoulder.