“Fly fishing anglers are curious and adventurous,” says Scott Carver, CEO and co-founder of the onWater App and fly fishing industry veteran. “There may be plenty of information out there for them to research and plan a fishing trip, but its scattered all over the place.”
With the app or website anglers can search hundreds of hand-curated digital maps. Satellite imagery provides GPS-specific points of interest and public vs private property boundaries. Using their mobile device, anglers can track their current location in relationship to property boundaries or calculate distances to any point of interest, including access points, boat ramps, campgrounds, river hazards, fly shops, and more.
Each map is hand-curated by members of the onWater curation team. The maps contain a library of local resources every angler needs such as river descriptions, fishing reports, river flows, fly shops, local regulations, stream access laws, fishing license information, lodging, weather, and shuttle services. The onWater Bankside Blog is also home to news and events such as local river clean-ups, conservation issues, and more.
“Today’s anglers are looking for intelligent apps along with their favorite fly shop,” Carver says. “onWater’s highly detailed, angling-specific digital maps help anglers explore their water with confidence. No more worrying about whether you’re trespassing or how far the next boat ramp is. This app tracks it for you.”
”With Version 2.0 we’re just getting started”, adds Carver. “We are adding new waters every day. Our broader vision is to create a platform that connects and delivers value for all stakeholders in the fly fishing ecosystem, while promoting conservation and protection of our resources. Whether you’re an individual angler, outfitter, instructor, retailer, lodge owner, or product manufacturer, we want the entire fly fishing community to experience the benefits of onWater.”
onWater is an outdoor recreation technology provider revolutionizing the way anglers plan, explore, track and relive their fly fishing adventures. The platform is available on all mobile devices, tablets, and desktops. With highly-detailed digital maps and an array of related features onWater will enhance the fly fishing experience, promote conservation, and connect our community.
The entire onWater team, with home offices located in Colorado and Montana, are active in the industry and have a passion to promote and protect our sport. onWater Co-Founder and CEO Scott Carver has over three decades of experience in the fly fishing industry and most recently his lodge, the Madison Valley Ranch, was awarded the 2021 Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year.