If you fish long enough in an area, you’ll likely come across a special person, someone who always seems to find and catch fish regardless of the situation. On my home waters, Dave is that special person, no question about it. Dave Beall is an extraordinary angler.
Despite heavy winds, small craft warnings and a dose of red tide, yesterday Dave landed 9 redfish on a fly. Folks that’s simply unheard of in this neck of the woods, even in good conditions. To do it under poor conditions, however, is flat out amazing. No wonder people call him “The Fish Whisperer”.
As luck would have it, I met Dave early on after moving to Florida. And it didn’t take long for me to see he was a highly-skilled fly fisherman. Yeah, I was impressed and eventually wrote a story centered on Dave for the 2016, April/ March issue of American Angler.
Now get this: Dave is willing to share his knowledge. How cool is that? No that doesn’t mean I’ll rise to his level, but it does ensure I’ll improve. And there is nothing wrong with that!