COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 8, 2022) 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 moved on to host the acclaimed series Sportsman’s Journal with Andy Mill before curating the Mill Podcast alongside his son, Nicky. Mill is also the author of the award-winning book, A Passion for Tarpon, which is widely considered the most concise and complete book about tarpon angling and conservation of the species ever written. Mill is a tournament angler and has won more invitational fly tarpon tournaments than anyone including five Gold Cup Tarpon Tournaments and Trip Crown victories in the Gold Cup, Don Hawley and Golden Fly. He is the only angler to win a tarpon, bonefish, and permit tournament on fly. Through his love of tarpon fishing, he became an avid conservationist for tarpon and spends much of his time teaching tarpon fishing seminars and emceeing International Game Fish Association events. A pillar 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 6th, 2022.
“Andy is the epitome of what a saltwater tournament 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 excited 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 angling community by demonstrating his dedication to conservation in the flats fisheries.
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