George Hommell: "OK, We're There"

September 22, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Pete McDonald and I were talking some weeks back about Florida Keys fly fishing history and he asked who the “giants” of their era were. I could think of many names, but none deserves more recognition than George Hommell, who after more than half a century of participation in the sport as a pioneering guide and businessman still sits in his unofficial throne at World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada.
Pete took it upon himself to call George, to collect some memories from others who fished alongside him, and to tie together some of the earliest threads from Keys fly fishing history. He shares the results this week in “OK, We’re There.”