Dusty Wissmath, a long-time guide and friend of the chapter, returns on Thursday to talk about fishing the Greater Yellowstone Eco-System. I expect you'll want him to also tell you about his role managing the TCO fly shop in Boiling Spring, PA.
Dusty grew up in Missouri. He started fly fishing at age eight, and spent his formative years highly distracted by the sport. He began teaching and guiding while working on a degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Wyoming. Living in Jackson, WY after graduate school he tied flies commercially for High Country Flies and guided on the Snake, Green, and New Fork Rivers and the well-known waters of Yellowstone National Park.
After working for a while as a Biologist in Wyoming and East Africa, Dusty started his fly-fishing school and guide service in 1995. He also served as the lead instructor at the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School in Virginia and still teaches at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing in New York. He is a Federation of Fly Fishers (F.F.F) Certified Casting Instructor and is a member of the F.F.F. Guides Association Board of Governors. When he’s not teaching or guiding, Dusty gives casting demonstrations and workshops at sports shows from Montana to Virginia. His articles and photographs can be found in several outdoor magazines.