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The Modern Angler

Editors Musings
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Fly Tying
Editors Musings
Trout Fishing in Georgia
Fish ID
Family Fishermen

Editor, Joshua Trey Barnett

Editor's Musings
By Joshua Barnett

Joshua Barnett, editor of The Modern Angler and pro tier for Back Porch Fly Company, has served as The Modern Angler's founder and Editor for the past two years. 
Joshua Barnett is 15 years old, fly fishing and tying for the better part of his life so far, resides in Northern Georgia; just 45 minutes from the state's trout country.  Having grown up, so far, in a rural community fishing has always been a family pastime.  Whether at the lake fishing for bass and bluegill, and even catfish or on the beautiful trout streams in search of native trout Joshua is a true fly fisherman.
Joshua ties proffesionally for his company Back Porch Fly Company, and also serves as a Danica Fly Tier for Hans Weilemann.  Joshua is also a fly tying member of several fly tying teams.  Joshua won the 2003 Georgia Youth Fly Tying Contest, after announcing his saltwater fly Joshes Big Boy.  Joshua works on a local farm boasting 150 acres.
Joshua has also completed several fly tying courses through fly tying instructors of world renown.  Joshua has studied fly tying techniques under the wing of tiers such as Dave Whitlock, Rick Lubrant, Joe Branham, Stack Scoville and Gerry Goldmsith as well as local favorite Steve Davenport.
Joshua ties flies for demonstration as well as teaches fly tying courses at several events each year; both private and public.   
To learn more about Joshua Barnett or to order your flies from Back Porch Fly Company e-mail Joshua at

See Josh Barnett at the following events...
Little River Outfitters Presentation and Tying Demo
Josh will be tying flies for the Clinch and Hiawassee
January 31, 2004
Castlow's Atlanta Fly Fishing Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia
Josh will be tying effective flies at the NGTO Booth
February 28 and 29, 2004
Upper Chattahoochee River Chapter of TU Youth Clinic
Josh will be tying flies for bass and trout
May 15, 2004
Bass Pro Shop's Kid's Day, Atlanta, Georgia
Josh will be tying flies for bass at the TU booth
June 5, 2004
Gatlinburg, Tennessee (private event)
Josh will be tying daily in Gatlinburg, not open for viewers
June 6-12, 2004
NGTO Spring/Summer Fly Fling, Buford Hatchery
Josh may be tying effective flies for trout
June 12, 2004
Hartwell, Georgia (private event)
Josh will be tying effective bass streamers nightly, not open for viewers
June 18-25,2004
Tying Flies with Dave Whitlock (private event)
Josh, Carol and John will be tying with Dave
July 6, 2004
Unicoi Outdoor Adventure Day, Unicoi State park
Josh will be tying flies for trout and panfish
September 25, 2004
NGTO Fall Fling (Buford Dam)
Josh will be tying effective Delayed Harvest patterns
November 6, 2004
Country Club of the South Old Time Christmas (private event)
Josh will be tying effective DH and Winter stream patterns
December 22 and 23, 2004
Check back for more updates, as we know them.

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