April 5 – Tom H. Logan

Tom H Logan will speak at 7 PM Monday April 5.

Tom H. Logan is a retired certified wildlife biologist from Tallahassee, Florida who specialized for more than 47 professional years in the research, recovery and management of threatened and endangered wildlife species. He enjoys tying classic trout patterns and fishing them for southern bream and bass in his home waters, as well as for trout in the Smoky Mountains, Sierras and other streams of the western United States. He also ties Atlantic salmon flies, but has a special interest in tying historic and modern soft-hackles and other wet patterns.

Tom teaches fly tying classes in Tallahassee, has taught tying workshops at events of Fly Fishers International FFI and demonstrates fly tying at several FFI Council events each year. He also has presented programs on the Laws Pertaining to the Possession and Transportation of Natural Fly Tying Materials. The Southeast Council of the FFI awarded him as the “2004 Tyer of the Year”, and he received the “Silver King Award” from the FFI in September 2013 and the “Conservation Award” in 2015. Tom is a life member of the FFI and an FFI Certified Casting Instructor.

He served as Chairman of the FFI Board of Directors from August 2016 to July 2020 and Chairman of the FFI Fly Tying Group Board of Governors. Tom currently serves as Board Chairman Emeritus, Senior Advisor for Conservation to the Board, Chairman of the Board Conservation Committee and Vice President of Conservation for the Florida Council of the FFI. Tom also is a member of the Angler’s Sport Group for Daiichi Hooks and HMH Fly Tying Vise Pro Teams.

He is the creator and manager of North Florida Fly-fishing Adventures and School dedicated to teach fly tying, casting and fishing activities that enhance the fly-fishing experience for anglers who fish with the artificial fly. His website is www.northfloridaflyfishing.com.

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