Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has established a Circle of Honor to recognize legendary anglers and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of our bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries.
The Circle of Honor will be prominently housed in the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center, located in Islamorada, Florida, and will feature an annually rotating exhibit on those honored as well as educational content about the significance of the flats fishery. Each year, the Circle of Honor Selection Committee will choose a living legend for induction and one or more individuals for posthumous recognition. Past recipients of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Lefty Kreh Award, Curt Gowdy Media Award, and Flats Stewardship Award will also be recognized in a digital archive maintained as part of the exhibit.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to announce that legend Stu Apte will be the inaugural inductee into the Circle of Honor at a special dinner and awards ceremony to be held on January 16, 2020, at the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center at the Islander Resort. Also to be honored posthumously that evening will be the great pioneering saltwater fly angler Billy Pate.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is raising funds to complete the design, construction and maintenance of the Circle of Honor exhibit, educational display and digital archives. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law and may qualify for special benefits as listed at btt.org.
Please join us in establishing the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Circle of Honor!