Ken is a pro fly tier, rod maker, writer, photographer, illustrator, airbrush artist, retired draftsman and tooling engineer. Ken has been tying flies for over five decades. He is a Life Member of the International Federation of Fly-fishers, Trout Unlimited, North American Fishing Club, and United Fly-Tiers. He is on the Whiting Farms Staff as an Ambassador and is also a field tester and adviser for fly fishing companies. He ties for clients and private collectors. Ken has fly fished extensively around the globe for both fresh and saltwater species. He has taught fly tying and fly fishing classes in both fresh and saltwater for Boy Scouts, Veterans, Wound Warriors, and Texas Parks & Wildlife as an Area Chief Instructor. Ken has appeared at numerous shows around the US and Canada. Ken is now serving on three pro teams, Daichii, Dr. Slick and Whiting Farms. He enjoys using a long spey rod for large Salmon and Steelhead on some of the larger rivers. You can find his “Deer Hair” video on YouTube and his patterns on his Facebook page. When not tying flies or teaching classes, he enjoys backpacking, diving, hiking, gardening, wood working, cooking and spending time with is his wife Memory his fly fishing partner.
“In fly fishing the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, I’m taking on a spiritual quest of the soul.” ~ Ken Bohannon
“Eventually all things merge into One and a river runs through it, I am haunted by waters.” ~ Norman Maclean