Our “Fflogger of the Year”

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Time has its “Person of the Year.” Fly Rod & Reel has its “Angler of the Year” (a wonderful choice for 2007 in Ted Leeson, by the way). It’s only right, therefore, that, in homage to our late, great moniker, “Fly Talk” anoints a “Fflogger of the Year.”

We are proud to announce the 2007 Field & Stream Fly Talk “Fflogger of the Year” recipient is none other than … Tyler Palmerton.

While admittedly a prestige notch or two down from the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it’s worth explaining why “The Ffloggie” represents kudos of the highest order. The “Ffloggie” goes to the angler who demonstrates dedication to flyfishing that squarely borders the irrational … who is unafraid to chime in with unfiltered commentary on this blog … and who, above all, catches fish on the fly with unworldly skill, the likes of which we realize we will never replicate in our mortal lives. So to the man, the machine, “Total Outdoorsman” gaffes not withstanding, here’s to Tyler.

Palmerton’s prize package includes a box of Federal 20-gauge shotgun shells, a spool of 10-pound Maxima, and a Rainier 12-pack.

Start compiling your own list of nominations for 2008.

Deeter