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Need A Speaker for Your Event?

Speaker's Bureau

Interested in joining the Speaker's Bureau

Fly Fishers International has organized a speaker's bureau as a resource to our clubs and councils.  Clubs and councils need dynamic speakers for their meetings and events.  If you would like to join the bureau please send an e-mail to operations@flyfishersinternational.org.  Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail
  • Subject you will present (i.e. saltwater techniques, conservation issues, etc.)
  • What geographic area you are willing to travel (i.e. southeastern Florida, state of Pennsylvania)
  • What you charge for speaking engagements, if anything?

This page will be updated as registrants are received.

Please note:  Fly Fishers International is not responsible or liable for any transactions between the speaker and any one or organization using the bureau.  FFI also does not warrant the speaker's material or presentation skills.

 Questions may be directed to HQ by e-mailing operations@flyfishersinternational.org.


Harry Boyd
Winnsboro, LA 71295

Subjects:  Bamboo Rods – All aspects of bamboo rods from construction, care, evaluation, and casting.  Casting Instruction and Tailwater Fly fishing
Fees:  Contact Mr. Boyd for information.

John Dietsch
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310 415 9232

John presents about the spiritual connection we have, as fly fishers, to waters.  This insight is based on his experience supervising the fly fishing scenes on the timeless film A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, my two books, SHADOWCASTING and GRACED BY WATERS, his travels across the the globe for my TV series, ADVENTURE GUIDES FLY FISHING EDITION (Outdoor Channel, NBC Sports) as well as my 35 years of guiding in the Roaring Fork valley near Aspen Colorado.  His latest book, GRACED BY WATERS (published by Post Hill Press, a partner of Simon & Schuster) is about fly fishing and the transformational power of nature to heal.  The book launched in 2020.  For more information and to learn more about my background, please go to www.castlecreekproductions.com.

Geographic Area (travel): Global

For samples of video clips:  Click Here

Charge for Speaking Engagement; Stipend plus travel costs (TBD)

Fred Hannie
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Subjects:  Realistic Fly Tying, Tying with Monofilament
Fees:  Speaking/workshop fee $300 1/2 day, $500 full day . Plus travel and lodging beyond 150 miles.

Brian O’Keefe
Powell Butte, OR 97753

brianokeefe54@gmail.com (best)

Subjects: Alaska, Fly Fish Oregon, Montana Roadtrip, Bahamas, Belize, Tropical Destinations, Argentina - Chile, Fly Fishing Photography, Lakes, Favorite Fish (golden dorado, steelhead, tarpon, etc), Cuba and many more.

Geographic Area: National, International, Pacific NW is my local region.
Fees:  Fees apply and can negotiate with individual clubs.

Robert Prytula
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Subjects: Sunfish Fly Fishing

Geographical Area: Southern, Southeast United States (KY, VA, SC, NC, GA, AL, MS, TN, LA, TX, OK, AR, MO)
Fees: No charge

Berris "Bear" Samples
Durango, CO


  • A Southern Rockies Flyfishing Odyssey
  • Fishing the San Juan
  • Electrified Flyfishing
  • Climate Change, Fish and Fishing
  • Flycasting for Dummies
  • 30 Days to Better Flycasting

Geographic Area:  National, Rocky Mtn
Fees:  Based on program and distance.

John Shaner
Endwell, NY 13760

Subjects:The most popular presentation is:  "Spiders and Soft Hackles: Traditional Flies in a Modern Context".  It includes history, development, tying, and fishing of the flies and can tailor the presentation to focus on either a fly tying or a fishing perspective. Another presentation that has been well received is called "Fishing in England: The Chalk Streams and Beyond" which encompasses the history, traditions, flies, and fishing on famous English rivers such as the Test, Itchen, Eden, and Eamont.  This is a great show for mixed audiences and banquets, etc.  An interactive presentation about rigging and tackle.  "Reel to Fly: an Integrated System from Backing to Tippet".  Learn about fish fighting strategies and show some interesting and often overlooked ideas about tackle and how it actually works.
Geographic Locations:  NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA, and VT
Fees: $150 for nearby destinations and $250 - $350, overnight, depending on travel distance. 

Edward Tamson, Ph.D.
Naples FL 34108

Subjects:  I offer a variety of fly fishing and related presentations, seminars and keynote speaking engagements. All of my presentations and seminars are customized for your club or organization. It is important to note that my presentations and seminars are built upon a foundation that includes my background as a Fortune 1000 corporate consultant and as a Everglades Fly Fishing Guide and FFI Certified Casting Instructor. Consequently,  my seminars and presentations are learning experiences that are:

entertaining, innovative, informative, insightful, practical and most importantly, engages the audience. 

  • Now or Never Glades Water & Fishing Conservation
  • The Spirit of Catch & Release
  • Guides & DIY
  • The Exotic Everglades Fly Fishing Guide Experience 
  • Bahamas Bone Fishing
  • Fly Casting the Fundamentals Perfectly-Drills to Skills
  • Fly Casting Accuracy & Distance

Geographic Area:  National
Fees:  Always negotiable with clubs and other organizations.

William Wheeler, Master Certified Casting Instructor, Level 1 Examiner, EDP Faculty
Fall City, WA 98024


  • Solving the Riddle of Fly Lines
  • Which fly Rod should I buy?
  • Wading Safety, Live to fish another day,
  • So you want to be a Casing Instructor?
  • Single Handed Casting Demonstrations and Workshops.

Geographical Area: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
Fees: Contact Mr. Wheeler for information.

David Paul Williams
Bellevue, WA 98004

Subjects: Stuff Fish Eat, Pacific Northwest Saltwater Beach Fishing, Western States Smallmouth Road Trip, Pink Salmon on the Fly, Fly Fish Washington, Destination features–Washington’s Yakima and Grande Ronde rivers, Oregon’s Umpqua and John Day rivers, Idaho’s Seven Devil’s Wilderness and Lower Salmon River, Favorite fish (smallmouth, carp, largemouth, panfish, sea-run cutthroat, panfish, pink salmon)

Geographical Area: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho is my local region. Willing to travel nationally.
Fees: Always negotiable with individual clubs or consortiums.


E-mail: clubs@flyfishersinternational.org
Telephone: 406-222-9369 Ext 2