Don Says

State of the Fly

Fly fishing in the South is booming. This month I have made trips to Biloxi, St. Louis and Nashville where I have seen loads of people turn out for one thing; fly fishing. Three decades ago you could count all of the fly fishing shops found south of the Mason-Dixon Line on a single hand. The same was true about fly fishing guides. They simply did not exist in 1980. Today, perhaps a thousand anglers in the South make a living as fly fishing guides. This does not even take into account the scores of resorts that now offer “fly fishing packages” or the proliferation of fly fishing events. To those of us who fly fished in a virtual vacuum in the old days, it is all pretty more


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