Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wilsons honored by Fly Fishers International

At the 52nd annual Fly Fishers International (FFI) awards banquet on August 2nd, Terry and Roxanne Wilson of Bolivar, Missouri, were presented with the prestigious Dr. James A. Henshall Award.  This award represents extraordinary achievements in conservation of warm water fisheries.  Previous award winners have included Dave Whitlock, Lefty Kreh, Tom Nixon, Larry Dahlberg, Bob Clouser, Tim Holschlag and others.

The Wilsons have authored several books on warmwater fly fishing, have created several well-known flies, including the "Bass Bully", and have given, and continue to give, presentations across the country on their favorite realm of our sport. But they're not one dimensional - they also happen to be editors of Southern Trout Ozark Edition magazine.

Many Louisiana fly anglers have met Roxanne and Terry as they've presented to several state clubs as well as at a couple of the FFF Gulf Coast Expo events held in Lake Charles.  They've also been fixtures at the annual FFF (FFI) Southern Fly Fishing Fair each October in Mountain Home, Arkansas.