Andy Mill has become a household name in the world of fly fishing over the last few decades, and this should come as no surprise to those familiar with the former Olympic and saltwater fly fishing legend. Andy is a recognized innovator in the world of big game fly fishing and is increasing his influence on the sport through his popular podcast, The Mill House Podcast. Recently, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust announced that Andy would be inducted into the Hall of Fame to celebrate his impact on the sport of saltwater fly fishing.
From Hardy Fly Fishing:
“Hardy Fly Fishing Ambassador Andy Mill will be inducted into the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Hall of Fame. Mill will be presented with the Curt Gowdy Memorial Media Award.
The former Olympic skier retired from skiing in 1981 and continued to host the acclaimed series The Sportsman’s Journal with Andy Mill before the cure The Mill Podcast along with his son, Nicky. Mill is also the author of the award-winning book, A passion for Tarponwhich is widely regarded as the most concise and comprehensive book on tarpon hunting and species conservation ever written.
Mill is a tournament angler and has won more tarpon invitational tournaments than anyone, including five Gold Cup Tarpon tournaments and the Trip Crown on the Gold Cup, Don Hawley and Golden Fly. He is the only angler to win a tarpon tournament, bonefish and fly permit. Through his love of tarpon fishing, he became an avid tarpon conservationist and spends much of his time teaching tarpon fishing seminars and attending International Game Fish Association events. A mainstay in the fly fishing community, Mill has served on the board of the National Atlantic Salmon Fishing Federation and is an honorary Trustee of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
Mill will be honored at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, Florida on October 6, 2022.
“Andy is the epitome of what a sea tour angler should be. He is an avid conservationist who loves to fish and protect the species he loves. He is not only an excellent angler but also a passionate speaker who engages his audience and encourages them through his actions to get involved and make a difference. We are proud to have him as a Hardy Ambassador and are thrilled that he is being recognized with such a prestigious award.” says Jim Murphy, Director of Fly Fishing for Hardy.
The Curt Gowdy Memorial Media Award is presented annually to those who advance saltwater conservation through writing, entertainment and social outreach. Mill regularly uses his social platforms to raise awareness of BTT’s mission within the fishing community by demonstrating his commitment to conservation in the flats fishery.
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