Guest Speaker & Freelance Work

Guest Speaker:

“All of my shows are entertaining, information packed, inspirational, and always professional. I welcome the privilege to work with your organization.”

As a guest speaker, providing seminars and specialty programs since 1977, thousands of people have enjoyed Ken’s presentations throughout the United States and abroad. His outreach programs are conducted at adventure fairs, sportsmen’s expositions, conclaves, angling and outdoor clubs, fund-raising events, sports pro shops, universities and schools.

Presentations can be tailored to your organization’s individual needs.

Sample show topics include:

  • Yucatan Tarpon
  • Mexico's Largemouth Bass Paradise
  • Largemouth Bass Tactics
  • Alaska’s Southeastern Treasures
  • Baja’s Inshore Olympics!
  • Canada from Pike to Saltwater Salmon
  • Pacific Surf Zone Strategies
  • Outdoor Photography Tips
  • Damselflies and Dragonflies

There are more presentation possibilities than those listed. Please contact Ken at for program details and speaker’s fee schedule.

Consultant Services:

Ken and the staff of Adventures Beyond are available to assist you in numerous developmental projects. Our skills have been used to help perfect equipment design, instructional program applications, travel promotions, and more.

Our work has been an integral part in specialty clothing, wilderness survival equipment, fly fishing gear, international resorts and field programming, and personnel training. In addition, we can provide support for your custom photographic needs as well.

Contact Ken directly ( ) to discuss specific project requirements.

Books and Multi-media:

  • Ongoing media projects for Pacific Extremes media library.

  • Author…Tying Furled Flies (2008, Headwater Books) Awarded "Book of the Year" for the Outdoor Writer's Association (OWAC)
  • Author…Fly Fishing the Pacific Inshore (2004, Lyons Press)
  • Author…Mexico: Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide (1999, Frank Amato Publications)
  • Author…The No-Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Northern California (1996, David Communications)
  • Author…Fly Fishing Afoot for Western Bass (1995, Adventures Beyond Publications)
  • Author…Fly Fishing Afoot In The Surf Zone! (1994, Frank Amato Publications)
  • Author…California Fly Tying and Fishing Guide (1989, Frank Amato Publications)
  • DVD…“Bass Blast” (2008, Flies Unlimited Productions)
  • DVD…“Saltwater Salmon on the Fly” (2003, Adventures Beyond Production)
  • VHS…“Coastal Fly Fishing with Ken Hanley & Friends” (2001, Pill Enterprises)

Articles and Photography:

As a frequent contributor to magazines of the adventure industry, Ken’s work has been in the following publications:

  • California Fly Fisher (Contributing Editor, former Columnist)
  • Fly Fishing in Saltwaters
  • Northwest Fly Fishing
  • Southwest Fly Fishing
  • Fly Fisherman
  • Fly Tyer
  • Saltwater Fly Fishing (West Coast Correspondent)
  • Fly Fish America
  • Bass Master’s
  • Bass West
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Paddler
  • Backpacker