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Those of us who enjoy fly fishing – at least occasionally – know of some of the modern fly patterns that have elevated the sport beyond traditional cold water trout fishing.  One such innovator, Larry Dahlberg, has the rare distinction of being well known in both the fly and conventional tackle realms.

His innovations range from hard bait and soft plastic designs to rod developments that have allowed him to successfully land every conceivable species of fish – both salt and freshwater – while pioneering game fishing opportunities around the globe. In March of 1996 Larry was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for his contributions to the world of fishing and then in 1999 Larry was presented the most prestigious award from the International Game Fish Association  (IGFA),  The Conservation Award. Larry was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame in 2017.

Larry shares our passion to help get more folks on the water and our belief that fishing elevates one’s awareness of our environment, helps us understand more about nature and generally makes us better people. He is committed to helping TFO design and offer affordable, high performance gear that will continue to represent value both to those getting started and to those who want to expand their fishing opportunities with both gear and fly tackle.  This includes the Big Fish Series. In addition to sharing his knowledge of fishing gear design and applications, Larry has agreed to assist in developing educational programs and to participating in TFO’s general business planning.  We are delighted and honored to have him join our team.

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