When Ryan Horn caught his first fish when he was five years old, he was hooked. Horn is now a University of Washington student studying Fisheries Ecology and Biology and spends nearly all of his free time fishing. As a 21-year-old and a passionate environmentalist, Horn bucks the stereotype that many outside the angler community think of when they envision fishing. Anglers see and understand the impacts of overfishing, invasive species, poor management strategies, and climate change whenever they put their line in the water. Horn believes that fishing and conservation go hand in hand, and that fishermen can have a positive impact on the land they use by fighting to preserve it for the next generation.

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