Tom Keer's "Spey Casting" Wins POMA Award

Tom Keer's
Al Hassal Illustration

It's always nice to be recognized by your peers for outstanding work. In August, Tom Keer was honored with the The Professional Outdoor Media Association's (POMA) 2011 Pinnacle Award for his Seasonable Angler column "Spey Casting" in the Jul-Aug 2010 issue of Fly Fisherman. (Click here to read the entire article as it appeared in Fly Fisherman.) POMA's 2011 Pinnacle Awards were sponsored by Mossy Oak, and announced at POMA's annual conference in Ogden, Utah.

Other honorees included "Buccaneers & Bones: Silver Kings" broadcast on the Outdoor Channel, which won "Outstanding Achievement" for a television show. That show features Lefty Kreh, Yvon Chouinard and Bill Klyn from Patagonia, Tom Brokaw, Michael Keaton, Tom McGuane, Zach Gilford, and Lori-Ann Murphy as they hunt for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Despite the all-star cast, the show has a strong conservation angle spearheaded by Aaron Adams of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

The Pinnacle Awards honor journalists for exceptional achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting focused on wildlife conservation. "The outdoor media played a key role in the early success of the Mossy Oak brand and our company," said Tim Anderson, director of public relations and pro staff for Mossy Oak.

"The role journalists play in informing the public about products and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors has, is, and will be key to the long-term health and growth of the outdoor industry. "Because of this contribution, Mossy Oak is proud to have the opportunity to recognize outstanding outdoor communicators through the POMA Pinnacle Awards program. Each of the top nominees and winners can be proud to know they are at the top of their craft and truly the best of the best in their profession."

The Professional Outdoor Media Association is a group of individual communicators and corporate partners who believe in, defend, support and promote the heritage of hunting, fishing, shooting and traditional outdoor sports through writing, photography and other means. POMA's is committed to excellence in communications at all levels and to mentoring the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

United States

Saving the Chattahoochee River

Ross Purnell - April 23, 2019

How an Atlanta craft brewery is helping to save Georgia's most important trout stream.

Fly Tying

Tying the Strong Arm Merkin

David W. Skok - July 09, 2019

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly.

Fly Tying

Fly Tying Chip's Monster Magic Fly

Dwayne 'Chip' Cromarty - January 15, 2016

Chip's Monster Magic. Designed in Saskatchewan's pike paradise - works anywhere.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bahamas - Bonefish

Conway casts for his personal best bonefish while fishing the Grand Bahama islands.

Getting Started In Fly Fishing

Getting Started In Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia

Finding giant Mongolia taimen and a state of enlightenment.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

United States

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado

Steven B. Schweitzer - May 03, 2016

Read about Colorado's backcountry fly fishing in " Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado."


Alpine Lakes for Remote Monsters

Landon Mayer - April 18, 2018

You don't always catch large trout in these alpine lakes and streams, but even the small ones...

United States

American River California

MIchael Wier - March 23, 2017

American River California

See More Stories

More Industry


Update on Travel to Kamchatka

Ross Purnell - December 05, 2018

Yakutia Airlines has recently announced it will not operate its Anchorage-to-Petropavlovsk...


Conservation organizations win big at Jackson Hole One Fly

Brian la Rue - October 26, 2018

The 2018 Jackson Hole One Fly not only raises funds for conservation projects and...


New Line-Class World Record Carp

Jonathan Wright - May 05, 2018

Kurt Gutormson, of South Dakota, may potentially have broken the Line-Class World Record Carp....

See More Industry

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.