DUSTY SPRAGUE

fLY CASTING INSTRUCTOR

About Dusty


My biggest to date… thanks to Capt Bruce Morris and Dave Higley.
Dusty’s passion is teaching fly casting and shallow-water fly fishing. He began fly fishing in the late 1950’s, learning from his father, the late Judge H.G. Sprague. He began tying flies and teaching fly casting in the 1970’s; and guiding in the early 1980’s. He has fly fished for fresh or saltwater species in much of the US, Belize, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Canada, and has guided in Colorado, northern New Mexico and southeast Alaska.

He is the lead instructor for Boca Grande Outfitters in southwest Florida and was the lead instructor for the former Casey Key Anglers and Outfitters and Flying Fish Outfitters in Nokomis, Florida. He has been the lead instructor for the past seven years at Ascension Bay Bonefish Club in Mexico, where he coaches anglers pursuing bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook.

He has conducted saltwater fly fishing schools and hosted groups in pursuit of shallow-water species in the Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize. He is a former manager of The Angler's Covey fly shop and The Peak Fly Shop in Colorado Springs and the former manager of the fly fishing guide service at the Broadmoor, a five-star resort hotel in Colorado Springs. He, along with Bruce Richards was selected by Cabela's corporation to develop and present the first corporate sponsored fly fishing training to selected staff from Cabela's northern tier stores. He has been a featured presenter of fly casting demonstrations at numerous fishing shows and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and ESPN’s Fishing Across America.

Dusty is a Master Certified Casting Instructor in the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF). He served as a member of the IFFF Casting Board of Governors for ten years. He developed the Master Instructor Study Guide and chaired the Masters Test Committee. He lives near and fishes Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound in southwest Florida.

He was awarded The Mel Krieger Casting Instructors Award by the IFFF Casting Board of Governors in 2016. This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the Casting Instructor Certification Program, have dedicated themselves to fly casting instruction, and have shared their knowledge and enthusiasm for casting with others.