Pat Ford

Hometown: Miami, FL
Locations: Worldwide

Pat Ford grew up in the New York-New Jersey area, fishing for most anything he could find. His talent for sports photography became apparent during his years as a Journalism major at Notre Dame. He wrote his first article for Salt Water Sportsman magazine in 1969 and has continued to provide stories and photos to literally every sport fishing publication ever since.

Over the years, Pat has held over two dozen IGFA world records and was the chairman of the Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada for 13 years. He is a Founding Member of the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and on their Advisory Board. He also has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Fly Fishing Museum in Vermont. Now as a retired Miami trial attorney, he is an International Game Fish Association Representative for North America. He is the author of “THE BEST FLY FISHING TRIPS MONEY CAN BUY”(Stackpole 2006) and “FLY FISHING DAY DREAMS" (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011). Pat’s tarpon photography is displayed in Andy Mill’s “A PASSION FOR TARPON”( Wild River Press 2010) and he has contributed text, photographs and over 300 covers for dozens of books and magazines.

An avid diver, his underwater photography has given us a new prospective of the fish we chase. Pat loves to travel to exotic fishing destinations and routinely hosts trips to Alaska, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and more.