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Luck Favors the Prepared:
A Discussion on IGFA Fly Fishing Records and Slams.

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Kesley Gallagher has been fly fishing since she was ten years old. She has traveled throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, and the Pacific in search of everything from trout to tarpon and billfish on fly. She has obtained 17 IGFA records on fly thus far and enjoys competing in tournaments such as the Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada, Florida, which she won in 2018. In 2019, she toured the Fly Fishers International (FFI) affiliated Southern California clubs and presented “Introduction to Flats Fishing” focusing on tactics and skills for taking redfish, bonefish, permit, and tarpon on fly. In February 2021, she presented “From Novice to Champion” in a national FFI webinar. She also teaches fly fishing for women every fall with the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers in Kernville, CA, and has been featured in numerous fishing magazines. Kesley currently serves on the California Trout Board of Directors and works for Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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