Our May 16 meeting will be a little different: We'll be starting at 6:30pm so that Dusty Wissmath can provide us with a one-hour group casting clinic before the main meeting. Bring your rod and meet at the Senior Center around 6:15 before Dusty arrives, and we'll move over to the adjacent field for the clinic.
Dusty will also be speaking to us about fly fishing the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, where he frequently guides and teaches.
Dusty began fly fishing when he was eight years old. In the early '70's he began instructing and guiding in Wyoming while working on a degree in Wildlife Biology. Following graduate school, Dusty lived in Jackson, Wyoming, tying flies commercially and guiding on the Snake, Firehole, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. After working as a Biologist in Wyoming and East Africa, Dusty started his fly-fishing school and guide service in the mid-'90's.
Dusty is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Federation of Fly Fishers as well as an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor. He's also a Simms Guide / Ambassador and a member of Scott Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, ARC Fishing & Hyde Drift Boat Pro Staffs. Dusty has served as the lead instructor at the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School in Virginia, and still teaches at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in upstate New York. Dusty writes about fly fishing and is a photographer for a number of fly fishing and outdoors publications.
Check out Dusty's website at https://www.dwflyfishing.com.