Flip Pallot is often referred to as a total outdoorsman, which is most certainly true; he is also an innovator, entrepreneur, teacher, mentor, author, broadcaster, conservation champion, and is held in the highest regard by many as an extra­ordinary friend.

From his earliest days in Dade County, where he had the opportunity to study the local wildlife, to his time at the University of Miami where he went to school with his three best friends, John Emory, Norman Duncan, and Chico Fernandez, fishing was an integral part of his life.

From 1963-1967, Flip was in the jungles of Panama as a linguist with the U.S. Army. Fishing there and throughout Central America was wonderful, offering a preview of an angling life in exotic destinations to come.

Though Flip worked as a banker, he knew that this was not what life was all about and hung up his suit to pursue his dream career as a fishing and hunting guide. Hurricane Andrew devastated his successful Homestead business after 12 years and Flip and his family relocated to Mims in Central Florida, where the production of outdoor television became his third career.

Following episodes of ABC American Sportsman and the Outdoor Life series (with the help of Stu Apte and Glenn Lau), the Walkers Cay Chronicles was born and aired original programming for 16 seasons on ESPN. Flip also worked with another close friend on a numerous projects, the late and much missed Lefty Kreh.

Flip’s expertise can be felt throughout the fly fishing world and beyond in his partnerships with Hell’s Bay Boat Works, Temple Fork Outfitters, Cortland Lines, Yeti, Costa, Raymarine Electronics, and, most recently, Frigate Reserve Rum.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is proud to honor Flip as the recipient of the 2020 Izaak Walton Award.

Event Info:
Where: Town Hall at the Ocean Reef Club
201 Ocean Reef Drive
Key Largo, Florida 33037

When: Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner

With introductory remarks by Chico Fernandez

We hope to see you there!

In honor of our friends in Abaco and Grand Bahama, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit hurricane relief efforts.

Subject to availability, room reservations at the Ocean Reef Club can be made by calling 877-282-9911 or reservations@oceanreef.com. Please mention the event at the time of booking.

Event Chairs
Alan and Nancy Zakon

Event Committee
Drew Chicone
Graham Hegameyer
Karen Kaplan
Robert Scott
Richard Tisch
Frankie Wolfson