Missouri’s Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing with Casey Callison (Ep. 203)

“Just ask questions to some locals. We are very happy to help, because we want to see you catch fish too. If you don’t catch fish you stop showing up and if you stop showing up, then Conservation stops happening.”

Casey Callison

In this episode we WadeOutThere with Casey Callison, from Springfield, Missouri.  Casey moved to the Ozarks from St. Louis when he was a small boy and has been hunting and fishing there ever since.  When Casey was twelve he was introduced to fly fishing.  He spent nearly every day in the summers of his youth on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, below Table Rock Dam, fishing and learning from a local fly fisherman that became a friend and mentor.

Casey has wrtiten several articles that have been published in various fly fishing magazines, is a local musician, and ties flies that he shares through his online store, Finly Fly Co. 

We discuss the often overlooked blue ribbon trout fisheries in Missouri, the history of Missouri’s trout parks, and Casey shares some unique insights into “junk flies.

You can listen to the show on the podcast player below or anywhere that you enjoy podcasts. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I enjoyed talking with Casey.


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More About Casey

Finley Fly Co: https://finleyflyco.wixsite.com/finleyflyco
Instagram: @casey_callison
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Casey-Callison-Music/100089551372150/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@casey_callison
MDC Blue Ribbon Slam: https://mdc.mo.gov/fishing/trophies-certificates/blue-ribbon-trout-slam
Trout Park Info: https://mdc.mo.gov/fishing/species/trout/trout-parks
Crane Creek Essay: https://terrain-mag.com/crane-creek-fly-fishing/
American Fly Fishing Mag: https://americanflyfishing.com/
ALT Fly Fishing Journal: https://altflyfishing.com/
Missouri BHA: https://www.backcountryhunters.org/missouri

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Fly fishing holds special memories for us all. The fish we catch, the rivers we wade, and the people we fish with are all a part of our unique fly fishing journey. My art is meant to capture these memories and remind us all to go back to the places that bring us joy.

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