AN REN TAN ( 陈安仁 )
An Ren is a lifelong, passionate and well-rounded angler born in Singapore who has been fishing for as long as he can remember. An Ren caught his first fish on fly at the age of 9, while fishing a small creek in Manchester, Vermont. One could say he was properly hooked and the rest is history. Peacock Bass, Snakeheads and shore based saltwater fly fishing in Singapore instantly became his home fishery with every spare moment spent on the water with a fly rod in hand. Any legal water body that had a road nearby was fair game. Even through National Service, every weekend out of camp had time set aside for fishing.
Having finished his mandatory National Service obligations, An Ren moved to Seattle to continue his education at the University of Washington where he not only expanded his academic horizons but naturally, his fly fishing horizons grew exponentially. After graduating in 2015 with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in geography, An Ren managed the oldest fly shop on the West Coast full time, located in the vibrant Eastlake neighbourhood in Seattle. An Ren played a vital role in diversifying the inventory, donated to various non profit organizations and also started a very successful Christmas Island hosted travel program.
An Ren is best known for being a very “fishy” human being who ties creative and beautiful yet effective flies that imitate local prey items. When not at the vise crafting the next fish catching fly, An Ren can be found chasing the local fresh and saltwater species, or in the region looking for his next catch. His easy-going attitude, positive outlook and willingness to share have enabled him to share his passion with the people around him.
With an enormous amount of global angling expertise, we truly are thrilled to have him running Straits Fly Shop - Asia's Premier Online Fly Fishing Store based out off sunny Singapore.
Make an appointment with An Ren and Straits Fly Shop today!