Hall of Fame

Bob Jacklin

Bob grew up fishing for native brook trout in the headwaters of New Jersey’s northern streams. He migrated west to Montana in the mid 60’s and became a full time guide in West Yellowstone. Bob is a world recognized fly fishing educator, tackle industry consultant and advisor to fish and game departments. Additionally, he was a principal instructor for nearly ten years with the landmark Fenwick Fly Fishing Schools. Bob taught thousands of students the arts of fly tying, fly casting, and fly fishing. He has contributed to many books including Fly Fishing the Yellowstone in the Park, coauthored with the late Gary LaFontaine, He has made a DVD entitled Introduction to Fly Tying with Bob Jacklin.several and several instructional videos, including one for the Japanese market. In addition, you may have seen him in the TV series Fishing the West and In Search of Fly Water. His many awards, including The Buz Buszek Memorial Award, West Yellowstone’s Legacy of Gold, and the 2004 Federation of Fly Fisherman’s Man of the Year, make him a contemporary treasure.

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