Psycho Fly Fishers

May 20, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

As is more and more common in these days of Internet socializing, the Psycho Fly Fishers of the Southern Fly Fishers Forum get together twice a year to put faces and usernames together. “In fact, the fishing, the food, the friends and the fun were so good that the weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. Three days of twice-a-day thunderstorms turned the camp site into a muddy quagmire. Four-wheel drive vehicles got stuck trying to pull out two-wheel drive cars sunk to the hubcaps in slop. Folks took to wearing their boots and waders from dawn to bedtime.” Dan Genest in the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch.
Of course these types of conclaves aren’t limited to freshwater get-togethers. One of the most popular saltwater gatherings is the Poontangle in the lower Florida Keys — hosted by Jim “JJ_BPK” Johnson and Buttonwood Bob (Bob Brown) — where lots of old and new friends toast tarpon fishing and comraderie for 2 days every early summer.