Being passionate about angling is not indicative of the amount of fish you catch. For Mark Engler, fishing is his life.
What makes a fishing legend? Is it magazine covers, sponsorship deals, or starring in your own TV show?
Although you may not have heard of him, Mark Engler is a fishing legend. The kind that you and I would aspire to.
The stunning visuals of this clip reveal Engler's playground in all of its glory. It is a story worth the listen.
Guiding clients for decades in Colorado and New Mexico, Engler - sometimes crusty, but angling-educated beyond years - is a fly fishing aficionado. He is also a trail blazer and a mentor. He's your favorite guide's favorite guide.
Engler says, "I've caught a lot of them, I've caught thousands of those fish. But even after that many fish I still get the shakes. That's why I keep fishing for them."
When his mentee first found him at a bar, wearing that intimidating mullet he had in 2007, he could tell there was something electric about him.
This, my friends, is what passion looks and sounds like.