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Abbie Schuster


Hometown: Simsbury, Connecticut
Homewater: Farmington River and Long Island Sound 
Bio: Abbie Schuster is the founder, owner and head guide for Kismet Outfitters. A fly fishing addict and all around outdoor-adventure enthusiast, Abbie spent her childhood summers fly fishing for striped bass and bluefish from her kayak on Long Island Sound. Her interest in the sport became a passion while studying at the University of Montana. She became a professional guide shortly after graduation, and worked in Montana and Washington for several years before returning to New England to share the lifelong gift of fly fishing, yoga and adventure with others. 
Favorite Cheeky Reel: Limitless 425
Favorite fish to catch: Bonefish because it means I am somewhere warm and lovely
Drink of choice: IPA or High West Prairie Bourbon
Favorite sport other than fishing: Skiing and Yoga
Sausage or bacon: Bacon, always bacon
Best advice you've received: Be passionate, be true, work hard, surround yourself with people you love and the rest will take care of itself
Top three hobbies: Fishing (obviously), skiing, climbing
Favorite freshwater fish: Brown trout
Any tips for somebody just getting into the sport? The first thing a beginner should realize is that fly-fishing is a lifelong sport and it takes time and patience, but that is what makes it so rewarding and fun - so don’t stress and concentrate on one aspect at a time and it will all come together. The fish are just a small part of the beauty of fly fishing
What’s the secret to fishing? Enjoy where you are