35-year veteran of the adventure recreation & environmental education industry.
Hall of Fame Inductee, Federation of Fly Fishers (California Chapter).
Owner of Adventures Beyond (Established 1977, programs conducted with over 13,000 students).
Adventure travel business and field seminar/workshops.
Author: Fly Fishing The Pacific Inshore (Lyons Press).
Author: Mexico: Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide (Frank Amato Publications).
Author: California Fly Tying and Fishing Guide (Frank Amato Publications).
Author: The No-Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Northern California (David Communications).
Author: Fly Fishing Afoot In The Surf Zone! (Frank Amato Publications).
Author: Fly Fishing Afoot for Western Bass (Adventures Beyond Publications).
Freelance writer and photographer:
California Fly Fisher Magazine (Contributing Editor & Columnist: Tips-n-Tugs).
Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine (Pacific Coast Regional Correspondent).
Articles and photos also appear in the following: American Angler, Northwest Fly Fishing, Southwest Fly Fishing, Fly Fish America, Paddler Magazine, Fly Fisherman, Virtual Fly Shop, and other misc. outdoor recreation publications.
Member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California Video/DVD Personality: Saltwater Salmon on the Fly (Adventures Beyond Production). Ken shows tactics for exploring kelp beds, rocky shorelines, and estuaries. Silver salmon and pink salmon action abounds. Coastal Fly Fishing with Ken Hanley & Friends (Pill Enterprises). Various saltwater adventures showcasing Ken with Mel Krieger, Flip Pallot, Jack Gartside, Lani Waller, Nick Curcione, and Wanda Taylor. Locations include San Diego, Rhode Island, Boston Harbor, Florida, and Laguna Madre Texas.
Public Speaker and Seminar Presentations, Public education outreach programs for adventure fairs, sportsmens expositions, and other community events, plus numerous angling and outdoor clubs, sports pro shops, conclaves, and universities throughout the Western US, Europe, and Mexico.
Pro Staff and Sponsors: SAGE Instructor, SIMMS, RIO Products Intl, Daiichi, and Patagonia.
Ken’s extensive field experience spans the globe, from the highest peaks in Tibet and the Himalaya, to the remote wilderness regions of Asia, New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, and North America. From panfish to roosterfish, he’s caught over ninety different species of fresh and saltwater gamefish.