The Brandon White Show (EDGE for peak performance)

Fly Fishing with Fly Fishing Hall of Famer Dan Blanton

June 30, 2023 Brandon White, Dan Blanton Season 3 Episode 469
The Brandon White Show (EDGE for peak performance)
Fly Fishing with Fly Fishing Hall of Famer Dan Blanton
Show Notes

Dan and Brandon talk saltwater fly fishing, how Dan got started, to his days writing for the most popular fishing publications, to the origins of his Whistler Fly, to fly fishing around the world.

Fly anglers and non-fly anglers will love this episode.


Dan is a Hall of Fame fly fishing and casting instructor, lecturer, fly fishing author and outdoor photographer.  He is  one of the pioneers in the development of Pacific coast and Central American saltwater fly fishing. 

He is the recipient of the Federation of Fly Fisher's 1990 Arnold Gingrich Memorial Life Membership award for outstanding achievement in outdoors writing.  He also is the Federations of Fly Fisher's 1995 recipient of the Silver King award for outstanding contributions to the sport of saltwater fly fishing, in the N.C.C.F.F.F. California/Nevada Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.

An acclaimed fly tier, Dan originated the Whistler Series, Punch Series, Sar-Mul-Mac Series, Sea Arrow Squid, Bay-Delta Eelet and many other world renowned saltwater fly patterns. His patterns, originated in the late 1960s and early 70s, remain popular and productive world-wide.

The former Managing Editor of Angler Magazine, Dan is an Editor-at-Large for Fly Fishing Salt Waters magazine, Fly Fisherman magazine and the California Fly Fisher. 
Dan is also one of The Complete Fly Fisherman of South Africa's International Field Editors. 

He was the Salt Water Fly Fishing columnist for Sport Fishing magazine and Fly Fish America magazines for more than a decade. A free-lance writer for more than 40 years and an active member of both the Outdoor Writers Association of California, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Dan contributes regularly to many fly fishing periodicals both in the USA, Australia, Japan and South Africa. His Book Fly Fishing California’s Great waters have received excellent reviews.

For more than 25 years he has run The bulletin board/forum are extremely popular, world-wide.  Dan Blanton's Bulletin Board Community founded Striperfest, the largest fund-raiser dedicated to the preservation of the California Delta and its striped bass. 



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