One of our favorite fly fishing podcasts is back for its third season, and they have an incredible story for their Third Season, focusing on the disappearance of 5 men off of Andros Island in the Bahamas in 1995.

From Down the Path Podcast:

Down the Path Season Three examines the unsolved disappearance of fly fishing lodge owner Stanley Bain, his brother, and three crew members who went missing on – or after – August 5th, 1995.  They left Andros Island, Bahamas in a 36-foot cabin cruiser with two additional skiffs.  From all accounts, their mission was to go on an extended lobster fishing trip to support the Cargill Creek fly fishing lodge and help feed clients for the upcoming fishing season.

The five men… the three boats… were never seen again.

After conducting hours of interviews and research three questions continued to surface about the disappearance:

  • Was it some type of accident at sea – perhaps mechanical – weather related, or a combination of both?
  • Was Stanley Bain robbed, killed, and his boat hijacked by pirates while lobstering – perhaps somewhere near the island of Cuba?
  • Or… was it something else?

Down the Path is an original podcast and writing project created by Freelance Journalist Will Rice. The six-episode series is edited by Rick Mikesell and co-produced by Jason Rolfe.

Will has written about fly fishing and his travels for 15+ years.  His work has been included in The Denver Post, The Drake Magazine, The Flyfish Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Saltwater Fly Fishing,, and Angling Trade, among others.

The introductory episode of Down the Path Season Three was released online on January 13th, 2023 – over 27 years after Bain and his crew went missing.   All six episodes of Down the Path Season Three will be available at, Apple Music, and Stitcher on January 20th, 2023.

For more information or questions about this new podcast, please visit!


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