Kyle Rose 



Kyle was raised as an angler in the North East United States, growing up fishing the lakes and reservoirs of New Jersey. His father introduced him to fishing at a young age, and his love for the sport flourished. Once his family purchased an ocean worthy boat, fishing off the coast of New Jersey is where his passion truly began. Targeting species like Fluke, Snapper, Striped Bass and the like, fishing became a staple in his life, and his focus on learning all he could about the sport took hold.


Kyle is curious by nature, always testing new applications within the fishing world and trying out all the new and exciting things to hit the market. He is passionate about being at the cutting edge of the field and learning new techniques or testing new lures as he works his ways around fisheries across the North East. Once his family settled in Western Pennsylvania, he rediscovered the thrill of trophy Bass Fishing, and realized what it was like to fish large rivers that were previously inaccessible to him earlier in his fishing career. This was the perfect storm for Kyle to find his way to Kayak Fishing.


From the first time Kyle was able to get into a Vanhunks Kayak, he was hooked on the experience. For him, the combination of his childhood memories of fishing with his family on their boat, and the drive to find new bodies of water to fish make kayak angling his perfect fit. He loves to photograph and record his adventures and is passionate about sharing his love for the sport while educating everyone he can on the excitement that comes with it. Now a tournament circuit angler, Kyle spends many of his fishing trips fighting up the leaderboard with every bass. Stay tuned for more from our Vanhunks Pro-Staff Angler and Representative.

Dan Carns

Dan was raised fishing the southern swamps and lakes in Georgia and Alabama with his Dad and brothers. Once the family settled in New England he turned his passion into an obsession fishing for Stripers and Bluefish in the waters around Cape Cod. While living on the Cape Dan became a National Park Service ranger, trained naturalist, public speaker and guide. As an added bonus he lived on the other side of an enormous marsh from that job and would fish his way to work and home, intimately studying every aspect of fish behavior and habitat!


These experiences as well as working as a mate for Captian Hap Farrel out of Rock Harbor helped cement his understanding of the complexities of fishing and made it so easy for him to understand.


Life would eventually deliver Dan to Vermont where he honed his fly fishing skills on the wild brooks, peaceful beaver ponds and cold water rivers flowing down the mountains sides. When kayak fishing was in it’s infancy he transitioned from a canoe directly into a kayak and never looked back. Tiring of northern winters, Dan returned to his southern roots perfecting his skinny water knowledge and deep water fishing that Florida is so famous for and has spent the last eight years guiding and teaching people to fish for Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, Florida. When he was not fishing he could be found giving fishing seminars locally and is a current contributing monthly writer for the Coastal Angler Magazine


Dan’s latest endeavor finds him living in a camper, traveling, exploring, writing and fishing full time across North America with his wife Vickie and their dog Gator Boy while also representing Vanhunks as their Pro-Staff Angler and Representative.