'It Is God's Country': Kenya's Fly Fishing Fans Chase Bigger Catch

'It Is God's Country': Kenya's Fly Fishing Fans Chase Bigger Catch

Andrew H. Sweet

Reliable data is scant, but some estimates suggest one in three flies used in Europe originated in Kenya. Kenya ships millions more to the United States, Canada, and other key fishing markets.

Just two hours drive from Nairobi, where the Mathioya River crashes beneath the Aberdare Range, prime fishing country meets wilderness inhabited by black rhinos and elephants.

"Imagine spending the morning... fishing and the afternoon out taking pictures of wild animals. Where else can you have this?" said Zac Gichane, owner of the Aberdare Cottages and Fishing Lodge, a resort overlooking the Mathioya.

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