Don Bowley from the donfishin blog will be at the Maker Faire at the end of the month, he'll be tying flies and talking about fly fishing for some alternate species (not just trout). We've met Don at some of the local fly fishing events and he knows his stuff and spends a lot of time on the water. We support his project 100%, cause much like Don we don't live close to a trout stream and if all we fished for was trout we'd never get to go fishing. We've also experienced the same thing Don has where people think the only thing you can fly fish for are trout. Come support his cause and learn something new, here's what Don says about his project and a link to his blog.
While out fishing I have ran into quite a few people recently that did not seem to understand that you can catch fish other than trout with a fly. I have decided to take dedicate more time and effort into educating people that more than trout can be caught with a fly rod. I am calling this the “Not Just Trout Project.” I am going to start by spending June 27th and 28th at the Kansas City Makers Faire giving demonstrations on tying flies and fly fishing for more than just trout. This is a very non-traditional crowd to be bringing fly fishing to, so it will be the perfect place to introduce some people to the sport. Come out and tie a fly and check out the rest of the amazing makers.