Our Sept. 5 membership meeting welcomes Jerry Hamon, whose presentation, “A Man, A Kayak, and A Fly Rod” is a virtual tour with him as he spends retirement travelling, fishing, camping, kayaking, volunteering and guiding veterans and first responders on fly fishing retreats and numerous Texas Parks and Wildlife Department youth fishing events over the past two years. This is a live-only meeting at our regular venue, Room RES114 at the UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. (See map to entrance below.)
Jerry has a lifetime of fishing and close to 20 years of kayak experience. His earliest memory of fishing was a listing by his mother in his baby book stating that his first-time fishing was when he was 2½ years old at Lake Texoma. He and his parents fished all over the southern portion of the US.
He started kayak fishing in 2005 when he discovered that his main passion was fly fishing and fly tying. Jerry is a professional fisherman and fishing guide with years of experience as an Angler Education Instructor as well as a Volunteer Guide for numerous organizations that have programs that are designed to aid the participants with both physical and mental healing.
Jerry and his wife Patty got married in 1976. They have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren.
Jerry spent 35 years as a Police Officer and retired in 2021. He and Patty along with their two little dogs, Merlin and Zero, now love to travel and camp in their RV throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.