Eeland Stribling (aka @blacksteveirwin on Instagram), is one of those anglers who seems to really gets around. We first met and fished with him on the Elandspad river when he was on holiday in South Africa a few years back, but for the most part you’re likely to find him molesting trout on his home rivers in Colorado or chasing bones and snook in Mexico or Honduras.

A Denver-based wildlife educator and biologist, Eeland is also a stand-up comedian and an ambassador for Brown Folks Fishing (IG: @brownfolksfishing), a non-profit community organization created to maximize opportunities by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) anglers. That medley of skills, confidence and character makes the man the perfect teacher for the next generation. For this issue’s playlist, he’s served up an eclectic mix of his go-to tunes.

Track list

B.B. King, The Crusaders, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – All Over Again

Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey

Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay

Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats – DIET_

Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo

Khary – Jolly Roger

Meek Mill, Drake – Going Bad

At’eaze – Away

Russ, Ab-Soul – Who Wants What

JAY-Z – Show Me What You Got

REASON, Ab-Soul – Flick It Up

Caleborate – 4 Willem

Blackwave, Caleborate – home

Sylvan LaCue – Best Me

Bill Evans Trio, Stan Getz – The Peacocks

The Notorious B.I.G, Junior M.A.F.IA. – Get Money

Stevie Wonder – Do I Do

Al Green – For the Good Times

Al Green – Simply Beautiful

Bishop Gunn – Devil Is A Woman

Love – Everybody’s Gotta Live

Bishop Gunn – Makin’ It

Larry Fleet – Where I find God

Nana – Heaven & Hennessy

Da-P, Mick Jenkins – Lemonade

Khary, Pell – Sakura

Flor de Toloache – Let Down

Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo – Saudade Vem Correndo

Slayer – South Of Heaven