Simons Welter grew up in Statesville, NC and is currently living in Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from Clemson University in 1988, and married her husband, Hank, that same year. They have been married for 26 years and have two grown children. Simons spends all of her spare time on the rivers of NC and upstate SC, with a special love of fishing small streams for native brook trout. She has been guiding, mentoring and teaching fly fishing for the past 10 years, including working with Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Casting for Recovery and the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. For the past 4 years she has been a guide with Brookings’ Anglers in Cashiers, NC. She has fished in 12 states, 5 foreign countries and is currently president of Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited.
Her presentation will focus on techniques of nymph fishing, offering some common-sense tips to help you get more hook-ups.