After his family fled the communist regime in Slovakia, Matus Sobolic found himself in Los Angles at a young age. Not knowing any English when he first moved to the states, he was forced to navigate this new place on his own. Even during the most difficult of times, he always found his place in the outdoors. Matus devotes his days to bouldering the most technical rocks in some of the most famous climbing areas, shooting under par on the disk golf course, and needless to say, casting flies to trout in the Eastern Sierras. Matus should remind us all that doing the things we enjoy in the outdoors is essential for reconnecting with ourselves. So once this video ends, get up and get outside because you only have one life to live; don't waste a single day.

Gear Used

Built for Trout

The CRUX 690-4 is a rod built for any trout fishing situation you might find yourself in. From laying a dry fly 6" from the back to turning over a streamer rig, this rod will put your fly in the zone when it matters most. Pair it up with our smallest GRANDE reel, and you'll be able to tame any size trout that eats your fly.

Wade in comfort

The ESCAPE Pant Wader is a comfortable option for days that don't require you to wade deep. Slide into a BENCHMARK Boots to complete this lightweight comfortable wading outfit that will keep you dry and your feet happy during a long day of fishing.