Ryan grew up with a rod in his hands. He landed his first Chinook at five years of age and harvested his first big game animal at the age of 12. In that same year he went on his first moose hunt. Being a fishy guy, Ryan became a fishing guide in his teens. With extensive hands-on experience and a great technical understanding of products, he has honed himself into a highly sought-after wealth of information when it comes to anything outdoors.