Member of the Month — September — John Healey

 

Name:  John Healey

FWFF member since (year):  2008

Fishing since:  I was a little kid.

Favorite place to fly fish:  Andros, Bahamas.

The last place I fly fished:  Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.

My dream fly fishing trip is:  Bonefishing in Andros.  I’ve done this 3 times and can’t recommend it highly enough.

and with whom:  Capt. Marvin Miller.

Favorite fish to catch:  Bonefish.

Best fly fishing memory:  My friend Kim Iglesia and I caught 3 nice permit (10, 20, and 30 lbs) on flies within 2.5 hours in Belize, all after midnight thanks to our fishing buddy Carl and his boat.  There was a lot of laughing going on that night!

When I’m not fly fishing, I like to:  Tie flies, practice casting, and plan the next fishing trip of course!

The reason I like fly fishing is:  I love the beautiful environments, the interesting fish, the technical details, and the company of friends who share the same passion.  I also like the solitude of fishing trips I occasionally take by myself.  There is something deeply satisfying about catching fish on flies.  It’s endlessly fascinating.  The learning process never stops.

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