2023 Spring Fling
When: March 18th - Time is 10am - 3:15pm
About Spring Fling
Our guest speaker will be
Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and still manages to run a couple trips a year. Kelly owned and operated The Troutsman fly shop and guide service in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman in 2001, and purchased The Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River in southwest Montana.
Kelly has written three books, Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout 1 and 2 and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD's on fly tying and fishing. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and was awarded the Charles E Brooks memorial life award in 2007. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold worldwide, and is currently a signature tier for Montana Fly Company and works as an ambassador for Renzetti Vise. He is also a rod and line designer for several companies like Powell, St Croix, Burkheimer and Echo rods and SA and Airflo fly lines.
Kelly has been published in every major fly fishing periodical in the U.S. Kelly was also the host of Fly Fish TV with Kelly Galloup, but now hangs his hat on his extensive how-to and fly tying YouTube channel. As one of the most sought after speakers in the country, Kelly spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and sports shows across the country.