Flip Pallot was born and raised in South Florida. An avid outdoorsman for as long as he could remember, Flip began his career as a banker, for “way to long” according to him. After finding the courage to leave the corporate world, Flip began his second career as a fishing and hunting guide. After 12 years Flip moved to television producing and bringing his life’s fishing travels to the small screen for us to enjoy. He is best known for bringing us the Walkers Cay Chronicles, which aired for 16 seasons on ESPN, as a founder of Hell’s Bay Boatworks and as a founding member of The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust -- among many other accomplishments . His keen sense for storytelling and bringing to life the best part of fishing adventures has continued with teaching instructional classes and writing books on Fly Fishing. Flip currently lives in Mims, FL."
Ed Jaworowski is a writer, photographer and an exceptional caster with a passion and a desire to share his skills with others. In addition to teaching casting and fly fishing for more than 30 years, Ed has authored 4 books – The Cast, Troubleshooting the Cast, PopFleyes and Essential Saltwater Flies. He also served as consultant and contributor to The Complete Book of Fly Fishing and his writings have been featured in over 200 publications and more than 20 angling periodicals here and abroad since 1977. He has more than 50 years of fly tying experience, has fished and conducted casting clinics around much of the western hemisphere, and is in demand as a speaker. Ed is making significant contributions to the design of TFO rods and related products and is assisting in the development of casting schools and other educational programs.
Lisa Mei Norton
Lisa Mei Norton A retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, Lisa will be kicking off the 2-Fly by performing the National Anthem. Lisa Mei and her song writing partner BigDawg, a retired Marine Corps Officer, wrote the song "Healing Waters" in 2010 especially for Project Healing Waters. Being retired veterans, Lisa Mei and BigDawg, co-founders of BigDawg Music Mafia (http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/
) have "adopted" Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing as their favorite nonprofit organization for the great work PHWFF does helping our disabled military members and veterans begin the healing process and transition back to civilian life.