Interview with Eeland, Blacksteveirwin
Updated: Oct 20, 2020
Fly fishing and stand-up comedy aren't exactly the most common combination of interests. However, Eeland thrives and succeeds at both. It is my pleasure in introducing my good friend and fly fishing enthusiast Eeland, or also known on social media as blacksteveirwin. We first met back in 2016 when I decided to join the Colorado State fly fishing club and have enjoyed sharing a numerous amount of fishing stories and stretches of river with him. Eeland has been a lover of the great outdoors for a majority of his life and offers a more unique perspective than most as an African American in the fly fishing community. Here is his story.
"So Eeland, what can you tell us about yourself? Where’s home?"
I’m Eeland Thomas Stribling. My first name means [Largest African Antelope.] I was named by my gramps who was a wildlife biologist like myself. Born and raised in Denver, CO. I’m not special.