Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Food and social start at 6 PM and speaker starts at 7 PM
“Flint River” –
Kent Edmonds & Steve White
Kent Edmonds: After growing up in western SC and frequenting the trout streams of NC and north Georgia, Kent moved to west Georgia about 30 years ago. Finding no trout thereabouts, he began seeking various warmwater species with the fly rod. It turned out there were plenty willing to eat a fly…and many were at least as much fin as trout!
After several years of guiding part-time, Kent had a late mid-life crisis in 2001 and became a full-time fly fishing guide. He has fished the streams and lakes of southeast for over 40 years. His fly fishing experience ranges from the Northwest to the Caribbean to the South Pacific.
A Federation of Fly Fishers-certified instructor, he is available for casting and fly-tying instruction. His articles have appeared in national and regional fly fishing and outdoor magazines, and he is a member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association.
He also authored the books TROUT FISHING IN NORTH GEORGIA, TROUT STREAMS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA, TAILWATER TROUT IN THE SOUTH and BROOK TROUT IN DIXIE.
Steve White, Director of the Anglers Fund for American Rivers, will briefly speak to American Rivers’ conservation work that helps the Flint River and countless others fishing rivers across the country. American Rivers is one of the country’s leading river conservation groups working to improve the health of our rivers. They protect rivers with “Wild and Scenic River” designations (like the Snake River and its headwaters in Wyoming or Georgia’s Chattooga River), remove dams to open up fish migrations and spawning grounds (e.g., the Elwha and Penobscot), restore floodplains and meadows (e.g., on the San Joaquin and W. Carson), and work with local communities to keep more water in the rivers (like in Fayette and Clayton counties for the Flint).
Upcoming Fly Fishing Talks
- Jan, ’20 – Ed Tamson TBA
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