Hall of Fame
The Southern Trout “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame is first to recognize and commemorate southern trout anglers’ historical contributions to fly fishing. On February 3rd at The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta, Georgia a ceremony will be held to officially induct six grandfathered in anglers as well as announce six additional inductees chosen by online balloting. Grandfathered inductees represent the tip of the iceberg of individuals whose passion for trout is reflected in their contributions to the sport.
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Southern Trout is humbled by the opportunity to be a part of bringing much deserved recognition to the rich heritage and tradition of fly fishing for trout in the South. This a people’s choice recognition program. Inductees are chosen by online balloting. Everyone is encouraged to vote for up to six anglers who names and biographic information is provided. Balloting runs from September through December. Future nominations are accepted May through August.
Living Georgia fly fishing legend, Gart Merriman is the Owner of The Fish Hawk, in Atlanta that opened in 1974. A lifelong advocate of fly fishing for trout in the Peach State, Merriman's crowning achievement occurred Hawaii when he landed the largest Blue Marlin caught by a single angler (1,649 lbs). As the millions of people say, "Gary knows where to go, what to use, and how to make a fly fishing trip all come together."