Steve Dally of Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher will be our guest speaker for Monday's meeting (Dec. 15th, 2013)! He will speak about Dry Fly Fishing The White River And Wade Fishing Techniques For High Water Flows.
"Steve was raised on Australia’s island state of Tasmania, in fly fishing terms the equivalent of being raised in Montana, but spent his youth in the salt, surfing, diving, and fishing for all manner of species including tunas. Finally convinced in his late 20s to grasp a fly rod, an obsession was born.He cut his teeth on the challenging wild brown trout and rainbows of Tasmania’s wilderness lakes and streams before moving to the US in December 2000.
A former journalist, Steve spent 3 years in the US as a traveling fly fishing writer and photographer, a job which saw him land, fly rod and camera in hand in Montana, Wyoming, Alaska twice, Baja, New York, Michigan, New Mexico, Idaho and finally Arkansas. The experience in tackling North American conditions was invaluable as he fished the mayfly hatches of the Henrys Fork, Firehole and Au Sable, caddis hatches on the Big Wood, chuck and ducked beads on the Kenai, stripped streamers on the Beaverhead, splatted hoppers on Silver Creek, found himself tied to 40lb King Salmon on the Ayakulik, and roosterfish and snook in Mexico.
His articles and photographs have appeared in several Australian publications, and he remains a masthead columnist and regular contributor on tactics, destinations and fly tying with Australia and New Zealand’s premier fly fishing magazine Flylife.
Despite a serious and extensive fly fishing resume, Steve’s laid-back Aussie accent and attitude, sense of humor and self-deprecating wit are appreciated by beginners and experienced fly fishers alike. His mantra is that fly fishing is meant to be fun whether you are catching the biggest fish of your life, tangling around the rod tip or anything in between. Steve had made his mark as a teaching guide, tailoring his guidance from square one for beginners, through to more subtle intricacies of White River fly fishing for very experienced fly fishers. Drop in and meet Steve or book a trip by phone. "-http://www.theozarkflyfisher.com
|AFF meets at Whole Hog Cafe (2516 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, Ar 72202) the 3rd Monday of every month from 6pm to 8pm, GUESTS WELCOME!; AFF Board Meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month from 6pm to 8pm; all members are welcome to attend. For more information; contact the President or any of our Board Members!|