Conversation Receptions scheduled in the Renne Library Reading Room on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Be sure to take a Renne Library Tour.
You can meet some great authors and get your books signed, but also have an new opportunity to experience the joys of fly fishing literature:
Join James Thull, the Special Collections Librarian at Montana State University-Bozeman, where he oversees the world’s largest collection of materials on Trout and Salmonids; he will be discussing MSU’s Trout and Salmonid Collection. He also created the Oral History Project wherein he interviews people of note in the fly fishing world, including several FFI members, such as Steven Fernandez, the 2012 Recipient of the Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award. James has fished every continent but Antarctica. For info on the Trout and Salmonid Collection, email James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian McGeehan will speak on “Destination Angling”. He is from Bozeman and the owner of Montana Angler Fly Fishing, offering full service guided fishing trips. He owns and operates two fly fishing lodges, operates a retail fly shop and hosts trips to the best international destinations. He has years of experience teaching middle school and high school students how to cast, about aquatic ecosystems and how to tie flies. He also participates in the “30 Back” program, donating 30% of retail profits to support local outdoor education and conservation. Brian has a B.S. in geoscience from Penn State, where he grew up fishing spring creeks; an M.S. in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in science education from Duquesne University.
Jim Hepworth will speak on “The Legacy of Norman Maclean”. Jim lives and works near the junction of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in Northern Idaho. In 1988 he published the first book on Norman Maclean, edited by Ron McFarland and Hugh Nichols. He also writes occasionally for Fly Fish Journal. He has jumped tarpon in Cuba, fished the Bahamas for bones, for steelhead in Alaska, and six-inch brookies in Hoodoo Creek.
Authors who have committed to signing books this year include Molly Semenik, whose book 25 Best Off-the-Beaten Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams is very pertinent to all of you attending this year’s Expo. Joining Molly will be Richard Stoll, David McElwain, Andrew Weiner, David Paul Williams, and others who are in the works.
Join us for these excellent receptions, visit with the authors, and be sure to take a tour of the collection!
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