IndiFly, Changing The World One Fish At A Time

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What if you could catch the coolest fish in the world, save a troubled fishery and help someone out in the process?

That’s what the IndiFly Foundation is all about. The amazing story began in the village of Rewa deep in the rainforest of Guyana. The locals saw there fishery dying as a result of over-industrialization and decided to do something different. They built a one of a kind Eco-lodge.

The lodge did not succeed. That is, until the folks at Costa got involved. They negotiated with the government and became the fist fishing destination in Guyana for the giant Arapaima. The lodge did thrive, as did the fishery.

Renowned angler, Oliver White, came and made the film Jungle Fish. It was a hit and now the Rewa Eco-Lodge is booked a year in advance and employs most of the village. The Arapaima Project was such a success that it begged to be repeated. And IndiFly was born. New fisheries are now being saved in New Guinea and French Polynesia just for a start.

IndiFly is brand new and they need your help. They need volunteers, donations and most of all they need folks to fish and experience these amazing fisheries.

I would like to add that I went to the Costa booth at IFTD to talk about sunglasses. The folks there said they’d rather talk about IndyFly than sell glasses. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty classy.

Check out the video we made with Al Perkinson and Oliver White at IFTD to learn more.

Watch the Project Guyana video and the Jungle Fish Trailer. They’re awesome!

What is Indifly?

Indifly seeks to advance the conservation of natural resources through the development of catch-and-release flyfishing ecotourism linked to science-based resource management and sustainable livelihoods.

It is our goal to focus on the issue of poverty alleviation by creating opportunities for low-income indigenous communities around the world while protecting fisheries and the environments that sustain them.

We accomplish this by assisting indigenous communities around the world transition from non-sustainable practices. Most often, through the development of successful, sustainable (economically/environmentally/culturally) community owned fly-fishing businesses.

Louis Cahill
Gink & Gasoline
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3 thoughts on “IndiFly, Changing The World One Fish At A Time

  1. Was incredibly impressed with both the IndiFly team and their mission scouting the French Polynesia project. An awesome group of intelligent, driven folks with a model that really works. Excited to see where this group goes… thanks for helping spread the word!

    Great video interview with Oliver and Al.

  2. It’s people like this that make the world go round. What an epic project IndiFly is and I hope they inspire others to help our ecosystem and raise awareness for other fisheries in need……. I know they’ve inspired me.

  3. Great work and leadership. I only look forward to this conservation conscience being developed and supported worldwide in many other endangered waters with precious sportfish. The Arapaima and myself have had a very close fly fishing relationship going back over 50 years and I feared that at one time they would disappear completely from the Guyanese waters of the Rupununi, Rewa and Essequibo. Now, I am relieved that there is some hope for them and the future will hold a major element of survival in still pristine waters.

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