Welcome to the website of Ken Morrow, one of America‘s most innovative fly fishing instructors. What drives Ken’s quest for outside-the-box approaches to the traditional art of catching fish with feathers and fur? ACCESSIBILITY! For Ken, finding ways to make fly fishing more inclusive is the grail. Reducing and eliminating the historical barriers and pitfalls that prevent or discourage people from enjoying the sport of fly fishing is Ken’s highest purpose as a fly fishing instructor. Some of the most common barriers and pitfalls are:
- Fear of the unknown
- Being intimidated by learning new skills as an adult
- Confusion caused by the unfamiliar equipment and terminology
- Perceived cost of acquiring sufficient gear to fish independently
- Uncertainty and confusion bred by marketing hype and media
- Lack of mentors and fly fishing buddies
- Limitations imposed by physical or mental disabilities or conditions
Ken’s methods focus on simplicity, effectiveness, affordability, and therapeutic adaptation for people with special needs. If you have been hesitating to give fly fishing or fly tying a try, you want to improve or expand your fly casting skills, or you know someone whose ability to enjoy time in the great outdoors is limited by a medical or developmental condition, get in touch with Ken today. You may be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it can be to achieve your goals. After all, (as Ken says) it’s just fishin’!
Order Your Copy of The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook Today
A comprehensive manual for training professionals and volunteers to assist persons with handicaps in learning the sport of fly fishing, covering adaptive fly fishing, fly tying, tackle and equipment, and working with disabled individuals in safe, effective ways.
A portion of all proceeds goes to support the important work of the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute, Inc.; a 501(c)(3) public charity.
“This useful handbook addresses important clinical and instructional information, and shares firsthand anecdotal experiences that will help instructors and adaptive anglers as they strive to perfect their fly fishing skills.”
“Ken, I got a couple of your handbooks. Great job. Will use as reference in recreational therapy class I’m teaching next Fall. Merry Christmas !!!” ~ Alex Bell, MS Ed (Cert. Athletic Trainer), AFFP
The Horace Chronicles
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau
In Horace Rising, Navy veteran Horace MacDonald battles old wounds as he takes on a trophy Tarpon. Before the day is over, far more than his fly-fishing abilities are tested. In one of the most idyllic fishing locations imaginable, Horace finds himself in the middle of a terrorist attack. The terrorists didn’t count on a random fisherman turning out to be a highly trained former SEAL.
The Horace Chronicles are a series of short novels based on the adventures of Horace MacDonald, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer who was forced into medical retirement by debilitating and life-threatening injuries he suffered in battle.
Horace has been an avid outdoorsman all of his life, so he takes to the woods and waters of America on a mission of self-discovery and reconciliation.
The Horace Chronicles travel with Horace on his journeys to places across America where he takes part in several of the land’s best outdoor pursuits, backpacking, canoeing, camping, biking, fishing, and hunting America’s incredible variety of world-class recreational destinations. Readers accompany Horace on his journey of discovery from sea to sea, from the Rocky Mountains to the Heartland prairies, from the High Desert to the bayous of Louisiana. Along the way, Horace is tested, both by Mother Nature and by other people. Sometimes, the skills he learned as a SEAL come in handy. Other times, Horace finds himself in unfamiliar territory. Backing down isn’t something SEALs have a lot of experience with. Soon, Horace realizes that he will have to learn to be tolerant of many things he was taught to despise as a SEAL – incompetence, apathy, and dishonesty, just to name a few. Even so, there are some things a man of integrity simply cannot ignore. It will take wisdom to learn the difference if the old warrior wishes to live at peace in the land of his birth.