At our April meeting on Tuesday, April 12, join us as we welcome Dusty Wissmath for a talk on fly fishing the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. If you have never been to the Yellowstone area, you should add it to your bucket list. It is my favorite place to fish.
Dusty will discuss fly fishing Yellowstone National Park, the Henry’s Fork, the spring creeks in Paradise Valley, and the Ruby River in Montana.
Dusty grew up in Missouri, started fly fishing when he was eight years old, and spent his formative years highly distracted by the sport. He began guiding and teaching fly fishing in the early seventies while working on a degree in wildlife biology at the University of Wyoming. Living in Jackson after dropping out of law school, he tied commercially for High Country Flies and guided the Snake, Green, and New Fork Rivers and in Yellowstone National Park.
In 1996, he founded the Dusty Wissmath Fly Fishing School & Guide Service in the hills near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where it quickly earned a reputation as a professional, yet easygoing fly fishing school.
He guides in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Montana and hosts trips to fly fishing destinations worldwide.
By Larry Forte