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WFC Award Winners

The MacTavish Award is presented to a member of the Wyoming Flycasters who, by his or her example, best exemplifies unselfish sharing in the service of the club. 

Marvin C. Nolte

Arnie G Sybrant

December 13, 2016

B. Joe Meyer

January 01, 2020

Mark R Boname

January 01, 2020

Fly Fishing the Tailwaters of the North Platte

Capt. Mark Boname is an accomplished worldwide angler and has been fly fishing for 38 years. He owns the Platte River Fly Shop and has appeared on many outdoor programs like ESPN, PBS and Columbia Country. He has hosted many saltwater trips to destinations like Canada, Belize, Baja and Costa Rica.

Mark Boname has guided for 20 years on the Gray Reef section of the North Platte River in Wyoming and is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on this tailwater fishery. Listen in and learn the nuances of fly fishing this challenging river.

Mark is an innovative fly tyer and many of his patterns are produced and distributed by Stone Creek Ltd. throughout the United States. His flies have appeared in both books and articles and are well known throughout the Rocky Mountains for both trout and carp.

Mark grew up mainly on the east coast both in the New England area and east coast of Florida fishing for stripers, blues, sea trout, redfish, snook, tarpon and large mouth bass. His passion of fishing as young boy influenced his decision to obtain a B.S. degree in fisheries biology which he completed at the University Of Wyoming in 1981. After graduating, he worked in the range department for the U.S. Forest Service for seven years until 1988.

He eventually migrated to Casper, Wyoming and started guiding on the North Platte River in his spare time. In 1994, Mark and Ron Dutton opened the Platte River Fly Shop. Mark bought Ron’s share of the shop in 1999 and has been the sole owner since. He has guided now for almost 20 years on the Gray Reef section of the North Platte River and is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on this tail water.

His recent passion for chasing carp over the last ten years has led him to not only obtain a saltwater flats boat, but also his U.S. Coast Guard approved Inland Masters Captains license. You will now find Mark during the summer, on Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs guiding and chasing the "Golden Ghost".

Detmer "Abe" Knapp

May 28, 2023

Rodney W. Robinder

January 01, 2020

Herbert D Waterman

January 01, 2020

Richard R Diesburg

January 01, 2020

Irwin Butler

January 01, 2020

Robert L. Thompson

January 01, 2020

Joe W. Arnold 

January 01, 2020

Richard P. Depaemelere

January 01, 2020

Ronald E. Dutton 

January 01, 2020

John D. Dolon

January 01, 2020

Martha M. Robinson

January 01, 2020

John L. Fanto

January 01, 2020

Andrew Sauter

January 01, 2020

William G. Mixer

January 01, 2020

Patrick C. Leary

January 01, 2020

Arthur W. VanRensselaer

January 01, 2020

Randall D. Stalker 

January 01, 2020

Edwin S Rate

January 01, 2020

Donald E. Carrier

January 01, 2020

Donald R. Jelinek

April 01, 2010

Robert D. Fischer

April 01, 2011

Matthew A Stanton

April 01, 2012

Lloyd E. Ferguson

April 01, 2013

Charles "Rex" Eggleston

April 01, 2014

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