Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Captain David Mangum has spent the better part of his life navigating Florida’s coastline and waters. He’s been fishing since he was little but found his passion in fly fishing, pursuing a guiding career that brings him out to the water almost everyday, from the Florida Panhandle to the Bahamas. When considering his work, Mangum said, “The wheels in my head are always turning, thinking about the fish, the where, when, and most importantly, why. Sometimes those analytics can be torturous, a voice that never shuts up or turns off. But that’s the same process that drives exploration.” When not poling his skiff, David is at home in Santa Rosa Beach, raising his family.
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