The American Museum of Fly Fishing is excited to announce the addition of Kyle Schaefer to our Ambassador Team! In addition to being a world class striper guide in Southern Maine, Kyle recently moved down to become manager of Bair’s Lodge in South Andros, Bahamas with his wife Kitri and dog Laynie. He is a long time fisherman and conservationist, and a great ambassador for the history and future of our shared sport.


About Kyle Schaefer

Kyle has been working in the fly fishing world since he graduated from UNH. He got his start in the mountains of Colorado guiding trout fishing. Since those days Kyle has logged time managing outdoor brands, developing successful content strategies, writing, advocating for conservation and guiding saltwater through his company Soul Fly Outfitters.


Kyle’s true passion for the sport is embedded deep within soulful rhythms of the outdoors. The art of the cast and the intricacies of a successful day on the water have always held his attention. Nothing is more satisfying to Kyle than getting to know a body of water intimately.  Kyle’s purpose in the sport is to pass along the great tradition of conservation, and he works tirelessly to protect the resources that we all love.

kyle bonefish

About the American Museum of Fly Fishing

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly-fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies, and interprets the artifacts, art, and literature of the sport and, through a variety of outreach platforms, uses these resources to engage, educate, and benefit all. The Museum fulfills this mission through our public programs (including exhibitions, gallery programs, lectures, special events, and presentations), our publications, and our quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher.

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Stream photo by Joe Klementovich, Maine photos by Mike Azevedo, and bonefish shot by Christiaan Pretorius.