Álvaro G. Santillán is an accomplished fly fisher, photographer, film maker, and author.
Álvaro was born in the north of Spain where he fly fish since his early childhood. Specialized in trout sight fishing and Atlantic salmon, Álvaro travels around Spain and the globe, searching for the best fly fishing spots in each season of the year. Álvaro has fished and explored more than 20 countries and the count still going on.
Álvaro has always been an authentic nature and outdoor lover and this love for the natural world took him to study Biological Science Degree and graduate in 2012 in Basque Country University.
Alvaro was member of the Spanish High Competition Youth league since 2003 to 2006, with a great number of honor positions in nationals and Navarra region state championships.
Fly casting lover, Álvaro obtained the Master of Fly Casting title of PAIL program by the National Casting Commission at the age of 15 in 2005.
Álvaro is always with a rod and a camera in his hands, inspired by rivers, mountains, wildlife, travel and outdoor sports subjets, Álvaro wants to capture the essence of fly fishing, connecting people with it and encourage the viewer for consider his relationship with the Nature and specially with our rivers and waters. As he says: fishing is more than catching fish.
Founder of Lineas Vivas web platform in 2004, a website dedicated to technical articles, photography and guiding, he writes for Spanish and international magazines where you can find his pictures and his particular feelings and knowledge about fly fishing.
In 2016, the passion became a job and nowadays Álvaro works as a full-time content creator for numerous brands, magazines, TV Shows and publications, and guides in Spain and other foreign countries.
CLIENTS, FRIENDS & PUBLICATIONS
Guideline Flyfish, KUIU ultralight hunting, Caza y Pesca TV MOVISTAR+, International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Norwegian Flyfishers Club, The Fly Fish Journal, RISE fly fishing film festival, YKR Fishing Pro, In the Loop Magazine, Salmonized, Luckybur, TotalPeep, Dánica Magazine, Ríos con Vida Magazine, Jara y Sedal Magazine, Kengis Bruk, FinChasers Magazine, Myfishingmaps, Clic & Fish, Moscas Joaquín Herrero, FlyLords Magazine, ClubSalmon2000, H20 magazine, CRR flies, Fernando Saiz Spain, FlyOnline.es, Fish & Fliege magazine, Soça Fly, LTG Pliva & Ribnik…