Patty Lueken FFI Fly Fisher of the year

Arkansas’ own Patty Lueken has been selected for the prestigious Fly Fishers International Fly Fisher of the Year.

Many, many Ozark fly fishers would have met Patty through her years of service to the Arkansas Fly Fishers in Little Rock. Now living in Mountain Home Patty is secretary of the North Arkansas Fly Fishers.

She has been running the FFI’s first ever Virtual Expo in November.

The FFI presents the award to an individual or director who has demonstrated unusual devotion to the FFI and through outstanding contributions has benefited FFI as a national organization or international organization. 

Patty was a founder of FFI Women Connect. When Patty became Chair of the program, FFI Women Connect really elevated to new levels. Under Patty’s direction, Women Connect coalesced a team of dedicated team of Women Connect volunteers to develop a strategic plan for Women Connect.  After the endorsement of the strategic plan by the Board of Directors, Patty was selected and seated as a member of the FFI Board.

You can watch the awards ceremony via Zoom Webinar on October 12 (This afternoon), beginning at 6:00 pm Mountain Time (5:00 PT, 7:00 CT, and 8:00 ET).