Paul Dixon to Receive the 2021 Izaak Walton Award

Photos courtesy of James Manning

We’d like to congratulate the legendary Paul Dixon on receiving the 2021 Izaak Walton Award from the American Museum of Fly Fishing! A California native, Paul burst onto the fly-fishing scene in the early 1990s when he brought the first flats skiff to the Hamptons and Montauk. Paul was among the first to discover Long Island’s striped bass flats fishery and since then has spent decades fine-tuning his craft between the Hamptons and South Florida. In addition, he has been a great advocate for conservation, spending countless hours in service of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, the American Saltwater Guides Association, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and other organizations. .

Paul Dixon is truly a worthy Izaak Walton Award honoree. Andy Mill, Nick Curcione and Bob Popovics will join Paul on March 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST for this livestream event that you won’t want to miss! The silent auction will include a day of fishing in Florida with Paul and Andy – a priceless opportunity that is sure to be popular. For more information, please contact Sam Pitcher at

Leadership Circle

There are two Leadership Circle levels: Team Tarpon ($1,000) and Striper Circle ($500). All Leadership Circle donors will receive a commemorative gift. Team Tarpon supporters will also receive an invitation to a post-pandemic gathering at the Anglers’ Club of New York. For more information please contact Sam Pitcher at

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Bonefish Retreat by Brett James Smith

Signed, Oil on Panel,
15.5 x 19.5 inches

If there was ever an artist who captured today's sporting experience with yesterday's sense of adventure, it is Brett Smith. Born on March 19, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Smith is now considered to be among the best in his field. Sportsmen nationwide collect his work because it is not only visually exciting but also authentic and brings to bear his intimate knowledge of his sporting experience. He is one of the few artists who brings an ageless nostalgia to his subjects. As he puts it, "What is important in these outdoor paintings is mood, a feeling of how things were and still can be. The idea is to convey the natural ruggedness of the sport without missing the subtle nuances that make the experience personal."

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