21 episodes

This is the story of Stanley Bain and his crew of four men - who disappeared sometime after August 5th in 1995 from South Andros Island. The crew set off together on a fishing trip for Lobster, to feed guests of the Cargill Creek fly fishing lodge for the upcoming season. The outing was supposed to last two weeks - according to most accounts,the mission was to harvest 1000 lobsters. The men... the boats... were never seen again.

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    • 4.8 • 140 Ratings

This is the story of Stanley Bain and his crew of four men - who disappeared sometime after August 5th in 1995 from South Andros Island. The crew set off together on a fishing trip for Lobster, to feed guests of the Cargill Creek fly fishing lodge for the upcoming season. The outing was supposed to last two weeks - according to most accounts,the mission was to harvest 1000 lobsters. The men... the boats... were never seen again.

    Season Three | Episode One: “The Disappearance”

    Season Three | Episode One: “The Disappearance”

    This is the story of Stanley Bain and his crew – who disappeared sometime on – or after - August 5th, 1995 from South Andros Island in the Bahamas. The crew and three boats set off together on a fishing trip for Lobster, to feed guests of the Cargill Creek fly fishing lodge for the upcoming season. According to most people I’ve interviewed, the outing was supposed to last two weeks – the mission was to harvest 1000 lobsters. The men… the boats… were never seen again.
    Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.
    Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 30 min
    Season Three | Episode Two: “The Timeline and Scenarios”

    Season Three | Episode Two: “The Timeline and Scenarios”

    In Episode Two, Will Rice explores the timeline that spans when the fishing expedition departed to when they were first reported missing as well as the scenarios discussed very early on. 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?
    Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.
    Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 30 min
    Season Three | Episode Three: “Exploring Andros Island”

    Season Three | Episode Three: “Exploring Andros Island”

    In episode three, Will Rice reviews previously published articles about Stanley Bain and fishing Andros Island. He also interviews legendary photographer, angler, and world traveler Brian O’Keefe who recalls his time fishing with Stanley Bain..
    Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.
    Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 39 min
    Season Three | Episode Four: “The Simplest Explanation”

    Season Three | Episode Four: “The Simplest Explanation”

    In Episode Four, host Will Rice begins by digging into what feels on the surface like the most probable of the scenarios – did the boats and crew have a mechanical issue that turned fatal or were they victims of a bad storm out at sea – or a combination of the two? He also shares research about the storm systems that were documented before during and after the disappearance of Stanley Bain.
    Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.
    Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 25 min
    Season Three | Episode Five: “New Voices”

    Season Three | Episode Five: “New Voices”

    In Episode Five, in 2022 host Will Rice was able to interview the two people who were hired by Stanley Bain to manage the Cargill Creek and Grassy Cay Lodge for the 1995/1996 fishing Season. Just one of their responsibilities – was managing and maintaining all of the boats.
    Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com.
    Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 40 min
    Season Three | Episode Six: “Further Down The Path”

    Season Three | Episode Six: “Further Down The Path”

    In the final episode of Season Three, host Will Rice brings the story to the present by taking a look at the remaining scenarios – and also shares a new permutation of the story uncovered in 2014 after a return trip to Andros Island. Music: Theme music for Down the Path was written and recorded by Alex Flock: www.alexflock.com. Season Three of Down the Path is being supported by The Flyfish Journal. Visit www.theflyfishjournal.com/downthepath for a special offer available to Down the Path listeners.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

Randallstiltskin ,

A must listen!!!

Fly angler or not, this podcast is well produced and engaging!

Maggie81582 ,

Great story telling!

I’ve binged all the episodes. Each season details stories of tragic human losses and disappearance in beautiful fly fishing destinations. Seasoned journalism focused on facts and an unbiased point of view.

troutfish12344 ,

Excellent job!

You did a great job! Hopefully you’ll have some updates to these at some point. Hope they figure it out soon.

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