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January 10, 2011

Join the IGFA in honoring legendary captains and crew

Join the IGFA in honoring legendary captains and crew
By Igfa

How many great catches and world records can be credited in part to a knowledgeable captain and skilled crew? The number may be impossible to calculate, but anglers around the world can testify to the advantage an excellent captain and crew provide. On Saturday 12 February from 6 - 10 pm at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida, the IGFA will recognize six of the legendary men who have contributed to the tapestry of incredible recreational angling.

Guests are invited to share and re-live the moments that have shaped their careers on the water at the inaugural IGFA Legendary Captains and Crew Awards & Dinner. Ron Hamlin, Omie Tillet, Allen Merrit, Buddy Merrit, Charles Perry, and Charlie Hayden will share their stories during the sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Seating is limited to 250 people, and tickets are $60 per person. Tables are still available. For more information, please call Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or

Earlier in the day, the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum will host the second annual Billfish Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers include Captain John Dudas, David Fields, Bark Garnsey, Ray Rosher, Skip Smith, Karl Anderson, and many more covering tournament strategies, daytime swordfishing, satellite tagging and an array of other topics. Tickets are $65 for a full day of the best tips and techniques around! For more information, visit or call 954-531-7985.