About Fly Fisher Fitness


Brian Braudis is the creator of Fly Fisher Fitness. A life-long outdoor-type, he dived deeply into flyfishing—with earnest after retiring as a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Brian has been involved with exercise for over 40 years but getting older served as an awakening to shift from recreational exercising to training like your life depends on it….because it does!

The obsessive drive to stay fit (while raising a family and moving around the country for work) and never slide backwards started long ago when Brian first qualified for Arduous Duty with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Trial and error, iteration after failure, exhaustion, always pushing a little harder–that’s entry-level fitness effort for wild-land firefighting. This is some of what Brian brings to Fly Fisher Fitness.  

Brian is a biologist, fly fisher, outdoorsman, Certified Coach and Certified Fitness Trainer for Older Adults—with boots-on-the-ground expertise.

He is constantly deciphering the latest clinical research and exercise science. From that, developing training strategies specifically designed to help fly fishers’ fish harder for longer periods, not only in all terrain and conditions but also flyfishing with vigor into their 90s.

Fitness apps are fine but Brian’s work is anchored in a personal approach merging with science, art and creativity to meet you live, wherever you are in your fitness effort. 

Brian is happy to conduct classes and presentations for flyfishing clubs, organizations and individuals. 

He will travel anywhere to talk about Fly Fisher Fitness and fish for trout, steelhead, salmon and in the salt, redfish, speckled trout and white perch.   

He serves on the Board of Directors for the South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers.


Brian doesn’t profess to have all the answers. But, he can help you get started and provide tools and inspiration for you to keep yourself fit for life.


Aquatic biology helps us fish better. Learning human biology will help us age better. 


Working With Brian



Virtual presentations are great because they easily fit into any calendar and there are no added travel expenses. Presentations are typically one hour followed by questions and discussions. Included is the offer to write a follow-up Fly Fisher Fitness article for your newsletter.



I would be delighted to meet you where you are in person. We will fit my delivery to meet your needs. Question and discussion sessions are always welcomed!


I will coach, train and teach you how to approach fitness from your own personal situation. I cannot meet personally with everyone so I rely on Zoom.

To begin, download my Quick Guide to Fly Fisher Fitness and get in touch.


The strenuous life tastes better– William James