The 52nd annual Fly Fishers International President’s awards banquet was held August 2, 2017 in connection with their week-long Fly Fair in Livingston, Montana. Southern Trout Ozark Edition Editors Terry and Roxanne Wilson were presented with the highly prestigious Dr. James A. Henshall Award. The award is presented for “their extraordinary achievements in conservation of warm water fisheries.”
The award is not presented every year, only when there is a deserving recipient. Previous award recipients include Dave Whitlock, Lefty Kreh, Tim Holschlag, Tom Nixon, Larry Dahlberg, and Bob Clouser. If you are not aware of the fine work being done for fly fishing in the Ozarks by these two people, you should be. We tip our hats to the incredible work these two produce.