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2018 ST Legends of the Fly Hall of Fame
The Southern Trout “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame was first to recognize and commemorate southern trout anglers’ historical contributions to fly fishing. Beginning immediately you may vote for the six nominees to be inducted at the ST “Legends of the Fly” ceremony at The Fly Fishing Show in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, February 2, 2018. Master of Ceremony, John Reinhardt, will present the prestigious awards at the event that is sponsored by The Fly Fishing Show, Sweetwater Brewing Co., Thomas & Thomas Rod Co, and Southern Trout Magazine.
For more information contact Don Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-368-1846.
Email Don@southerntrout.com to nominate.
Tennessee native, Dickey was one of the South’s best known outdoor writers and an avid Southern Appalachian fly fishing enthusiast.
Living Missouri native, Chuck co-authored the first trout fishing guide book Missouri’s trout waters.
Former president of the country, Hoover was a passionate fly fishermen who regarded Virginia’s Rapidan River has his “home waters.”
Living Virginia fly fisherman, fly tier and author, Murray is the best known fly fishing authority on the Shenandoah National Park.
Virginia fly fisherman, Slone authored one of the first comprehensive guides to fly fishing the streams of his state.
Living North Carolina fly fisherman and author of many articles, Casada has written important books on fly fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Living Georgia fly fisherman, Jacobs authored of several noteworthy books on fly fishing for trout in the South.
Living North Carolina native, Lowe is considered the most knowledgeable living authority on Southern Appalachian trout fly patterns.
Living Tennessee fly fishermen, Babb is known for his knowledge of traditional patterns and making bamboo fly rods.
Living Arkansas fly fisherman, Berry is noted for his fly fishing knowledge and willingness to share it with many people.
Living North Carolina tier of traditional Appalachian trout flies, Wilson travels widely to demonstrate tying traditional fly patterns.
Tennessee native, while a ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the 1930s, Manley was the first to write a detailed fishing guide to these waters.
Living North Carolina fly fisherman, fly tier and world champion fly fisherman, Howell his state’s leading advocate for quality trout fishing.
Mid-20th Century North Carolina fly fisherman, rod builder and lure maker, Gasque authored several books on fly fishing the South in the 1940s.
Mid-20th Century Tennessee fly fisherman, George was the creator of George Nymph and noted advocate for saving the Little “T.”
Early North Carolina fly tier, Craig learned tying at a young age and passed it along the present day generation of modern tiers. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Casada)
Living, English born resident of Arkansas, Wotton has contributed significantly to the fly fishing culture of the Ozarks.
Living East Tennessee fly fisherman and fly tier, Ball is regarded as the last living link between old Smoky Mountains fly fisherman of the Volunteer State.
Mid 1900's Bryson City fly tier best known as the originator of the Thunderhead and Adams Variant pattern. He tied so many thunderheads that in the end he became one. (no known pictures).