Bill Anderson – President of the Little Juniata River Association; fly fishing instructor/guide; Innovative fly tyer; Inventor of the EZ-P wader zipper; National Finalist for the Field & Stream “Hero of Conservation” award 2014; and Outdoor News – Person of the Year for 2015.
Bill lives in a solar log house in Sinking Valley near Tyrone, located just five miles from the Little Juniata River. He has fished the Little J since moving to Central Pa. in 1978. Bill and his wife, Carol Ann, raised three children and are now enjoying their two English Springers and five grandkids. Since retiring early in 2004: Bill and Carol opened a coffee shop in Tyrone, Pa.; Bill and a partner started and ran a fly shop located on Spruce Creek; since 2005, Bill has served as the leader of the Little Juniata River Association, an award winning 501 c3 watershed conservation organization.
In the winter months, Bill writes, teaches fly tying classes, and installs EZ-P zippers in waders. Bill has written many articles on fly fishing and the Little Juniata River for regional magazines and newspapers.
Bill is the author of “Trout Boomer and the Little “j” – The story of a fly fisher and his love for the Little Juniata River”. His innovative fly pattern, the CET (Crippled Emerger Transformer) was developed over several decades of observing and fishing the hatches on the little Juniata River. He has most recently contributed the chapter for the Little Juniata River in a newly released book titled “50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast” – Stonefly Press.
Contact Bill at: firstname.lastname@example.org. His book may be purchased at www.troutboomer.com or see him at the Maryland Fly Fishing Show