Jackson Hole One Fly Event A Success!

September 19, 2011 by Haley Leave a reply »

By: Macye Maher, Owner/Manager

The Jackson Hole One Fly  is a much anticipated event every September that supports yearlong conservation and fly fishing education.  Annually Live Water Properties sponsors a team and this year’s members included:  Team Captain Alex Maher of Live Water Properties, Jim Finley of Finley Resources, Jonathan Scott of First Interstate Bank, Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. of Frontiers International Travel, Carlos Ordonez of Live Water Properties, William P. Healey of Live Water Properties and Greg Kerley of Southwestern Energy.   Matt MacMillan of Live Water Properties was a part of the WorldCast Anglers’ team.  All of these men actively fish the world over.

Live Water is proud to have this team of anglers.  The river boats ranged from the top of the Snake River to the canyon of the South Fork of the Snake River.  The key is to keep the one fly chosen and to “score” points based on fish sizes caught.  The event had one of our team members swimming to retrieve his fly!

We also know that the most important part of the event is the commitment and gift back to the fish habitat.  2010-2011 stream improvement projects (with other conservation partners) span 12 projects from the Teton River Tributary Study of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout to the Gros Ventre Fish Passage Improvement to the Greybull River Project to Spread Creek Fish Use analysis, with an average cost of $130,000.  We thank all of the individuals, including Sue Bashford, Ellen Dailey, Tom Smith, John Mortensen, Mike Gerding, and the people from all over the country who unite to participate in this event.  It is a labor of love.  Thank you.  And for the marvelous banquet dinner that quietly captures the magnificent Tetons.  Here’s to another great year of fly fishing and stewardship…preserve and enhance.

One Fly photo, courtesy of Neal Henderson

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