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Meet Paul "Sodie" Sodamann: Kansas

Captain Paul Sodamann, Kansas


As a kid growing up in Kansas, I learned to fish with a cane pole, bobber and worms. Grandpa Sodie would take us to a hot bluegill pond where we could catch fish all day long. How I got started fly fishing, I am not quite sure. Grandpa never fly fished. He was strictly a bait on the bank kind of guy.

I am a retired school teacher of thirty years and hold my Ph.D. in Education from Kansas State University. I also currently teach a college course in fly fishing for KSU.

I am past vice-president-Conservation for Federation of Fly Fishers Southern Council. As a life member of FFF, I have served on the FFF National Conservation Committee, and National Saltwater Committee. I also hold my Master Casting Instructor certification through FFF. I serve on Advisory Staff for Temple Fork Outfitters Fly Rods and Pro Staff for Scientific Angler Fly Lines and Mustad Hooks I am also a member of Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Keys Chapter.

I am a representative for International Game Fish Association, an IGFA certified Captain and previously held the two pound class tippet record for Longnose Gar. It was not a big fish, but it sure was fun to catch on two pound test line!

As a fishing guide I can not promise you will catch fish, but I sure will do my best to provide you with the opportunity to do so. And we can have fun at the same time. If you are looking forward to a low pressure fishing trip and want to learn a few new casting skills, I will be happy to provide that for you. If you want a serious attempt a Bonefish in Florida or Carp in Kansas, that can be arranged. I will do my best to make your next fishing trip a memorable one.

For more information email Captain Sodie at sodie@flatslander.com