Chester Allen: Unlocking the Weird Deschutes River
Chester Allen has been an outdoor writer and fly angler most of his life. His book, "Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat," was published in 2012, but he is addicted to all kinds of fly fishing, especially in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. His home waters are Puget Sound and Oregon's Deschutes River.
Kelly Glissmeyer: Spring Creek Strategies - New Methods for Fishing Spring Creeks
Kelly Glissmeyer is an avid fly fisher and tier living in the Greater Yellowstone area. He is also an author and currently writes a regular column for Flyfisher Magazine the International Federation of Fly Fishers membership publication. Kelly lives with his wife Cathy in Rigby, Idaho where he pursues his passion of discovering and fishing local spring creek waters.
Scott Hed: Update on Campaign to Protect Bristol Bay (No Pebble Mine)
Scott has worked on the campaign to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine for over 7 years. He works with anglers and hunters from across the country, and has recruited nearly 1,000 angling and hunting groups and businesses in support of protecting Bristol Bay.
John Johnson: Photography for the Fly Fisher & Aquatic Biology for the Fly Fisher
John is a retired Chemical engineer who has more than 50 years of cold water and warm water fly-fishing experience. He has extensive fly-fishing, fly tying , and aquatic biology teaching experience at the university, high school, and grade school levels. He is a licensed smallmouth bass guide in MI.
Richard Lessner, PHD: What's Happened to the Whitefish?
Since 2007 Richard Lessner has served as Executive Director of the Madison River Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Ennis, MT with members in 42 states and two foreign countries. The Foundation’s mission is “to preserve, protect and enhance the Madison River and its related ecosystem. Lessner earned a doctorate in historical studies at Baylor University.
Dayle Mazzarella: Lesson Plan Devopment for Fly Casting Instruction
Dayle Mazzarella, MCI, has 40 years experience as a highly successful and award winning teacher and coach, including 20 years experience training teachers and coaches, and consulting school districts regarding curriculum development, teacher training, and testing protocols. He has a Master’s Degree in education with an emphasis in educational psychology. Dayle has been fly fishing for 30 years. For the past five years, he has guided fly fishing trips in Wyoming and instructed fly casting in Western Wyoming, Southern California and Florida.
FE Meek: 20, (or more), Tips For Tying Like A PRO
I have been fly fishing ardently for more than a half century and been a licensed Colorado outfitter since 1973. I tied professionally to support my habit and to survive in a retail fly business, honing my craft in my early years from such luminaries as Ernest Schwiebert, André Puyans and many others. I have produced several fly related shows over the years, including Basic Fly Tying and a PBS series, The Master Angler, Fly Fishing with Ernest Schwiebert.
David Nelson: Stoneflies: Natural History and Artificials
Orthopedic hand surgeon who is an amateur naturalist and a member of the Plecoptera (stonefly) Society of North America.
Scott Sanchez: A year of fishing the Snake River and Jackson Hole
Scott is the recipient of the Buz Buszek and Arnold Gingrich awards from the IFFF. He has written three books and is the fly tying columnist for American Angler magazine
Bruce Staples: Fly Fishing Yellowstone Park Back Country
Bruce Staples is one of the Greater Yellowstone region’s most experienced fly-fishers. This experience allows him to write articles for several major fly-fishing magazines and to author three major books on fly-fishing this area through Frank Amato Publications: Snake River Country Flies and Waters, The Yellowstone Park River Journal, and Trout Country Flies. Currently he is contracted with Stackpole Books to author “Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area”. He originated the East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo concept. Bruce has demonstrated his fly tying skills on an international basis and teaches all skill levels of fly tying. In 2001 he was the thirty-second recipient of the Federation of Fly Fishers’ Buz Buszek Memorial Award for fly tying excellence. He is a member of the Whiting Farms and Daiichi Pro Staffs.
David Paul Williams: Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth & Fly Fishing For Carp
David got hooked on smallmouth bass more than 40 years ago and has been described as the "acknowledged Northwest master of sma!lies on the fly." His writing bas appeared in Fly Fisherman,American Angler,Fly Fusion,Northwest Fly Fishing,Southwest Fly Fishing and other magazines. His forthcoming book, Fly Fishing For Western Smallmouth, will be published by Stackpole Books.
Bob Wiltshire: Forest Pest Insects - What They Are, Why We Care and How Fly Anglers Can Make a Difference
Bob is the founder and Executive Director of the Invasive Species Action Network, a non-profit conservation organization focused on reducing the human caused spread of invasive species. He is a nationally recognized expert on invasive species, especially aquatic species that impact anglers. He is appointed to represent the angling community on the US national Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Bob is especially noted for his ability to develop programs that involve anglers in practical solutions.