• Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD
  • Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD
  • Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD

Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD

Fly Fishing Ambassador


Toronto, Ontario (eh!)


Amherst, MA

Andy is on a personal crusade to ensure that fish are around for future generations to enjoy. He helped to build the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas, where he and a group of colleagues continue to pioneer research on the catch and release of bonefish, but he also researches species that include great barracuda, sharks, permit, giant trevally, sea-run brook trout, striped bass, Mahseer in India and Bhutan, and golden dorado in Argentina.
Career Highlights
  • After teaching himself to fly fish, the first fish he caught was a bonefish on a shrimp pattern he tied himself
  • Masters in Watershed Ecosystems Management and PhD in Environmental Biology and Ecology with a focus on fish (naturally)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award at UMass Amherst
  • Board Member, Indifly Foundation
  • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Research Fellow
  • Host & Scientific Advisor, Fish Navy Films
  • International Advisory Board, World Recreational Fishing Conference