Fly Fishing Techniques
Inventor of the famous Clouser Minnow as well as many other popular fly patterns, Bob Clouser is a name well known to fly fishermen. Bob is the author of two books: ‘Clouser’s Flies’ and ‘Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams’ as well as many magazine articles. Bob is on the advisory staff for Temple Fork Outfitters, Renzetti, Rainy’s Flies and Chota Outdoor Gear. He also continues to guide and teach, hosting schools and clinics around the country, sharing his passion for angling.
Jason Randall is a veterinarian certified in Fish Health and Medicine and a member of the Worldwide Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Society for Freshwater Science. He has been an outdoor writer since 2001, whose articles have appeared in a variety of outdoor and fly fishing magazines including Eastern Fly Fishing, American Angler and many others. His first book, "Moving Water: A Fly Fishers Guide to Currents," was released from Stackpole Publishers in the summer of 2012. His second book on trout feeding behavior will be available in the summer of 2013.
Jamie Clous is one of the premier fly fishing guides in the midwest. He lives in Cadillac, Michigan, and fishes the rivers of that region, including the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers. His forte is fishing for big trout during the "hex" hatch as well as spring and fall steel head. He is an outdoor writer whose next article will appear in the May Issue of American Angler.
Art is a retired oral surgeon and prior to his retirement was a clinical professor of head and neck surgical anatomy for graduate students at the University of Illinois. Art is a life member of the FFF and Drift. He is a Master Certified Casting instructor and has been trained in aquatic entomology at four different Universities. Art will present a simplified study of mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies and midges. He also will present a quick review of other aquatic orders.
Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 in Pennsylvania, fishing many of the classic limestone streams of the east. He has a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. Traveling westward, he worked as a wilderness ranger in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. In 1981, he ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai where he now resides with his wife, Tammy, and three children. Dave is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club and is a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.