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Bob "Pop Fleyes" Popovics - USA Born and raised in New Jersey, Bob Popovics "Pop Fleyes" has been saltwater fly-fishing around the globe for over 40 years. Bob's involvement in the promotion of saltwater fly fishing runs as deep as the concepts he has created at the vise. A member, former President and Executive board member of the Saltwater Flyrodders of America, chapter #1 in Seaside Park, NJ, Bob helped pioneer modern day saltwater fly fishing in the northeast through his ground breaking fly tying concepts and teaching SW Flyfishing Seminars. A true sportsman in every sense, Bob's contribution to saltwater fly fishing continues to prosper today through his fly fishing, tying, and eye catching videos. In 1992 Bob founded Atlantic Saltwater Fly Rodders in Seaside Park, NJ. In 1998, he was inducted into the FRESHWATER FISHING HALL OF FAME .

Today, Bob spends much of his time passionately capturing video history of fly fishing in the northeast. Bob continues to share his knowledge with beginners and experts alike whenever he has the opportunity. He is referred to by many as one of the greatest ambassadors of our sport, and will always humbly pass accolades on to his mentors and fore fathers of the sport of saltwater fly fishing. Bob owns and operates the Shady Rest Restaurant with his wife Alexis in Bayville, NJ and still resides just a short walk to the beach from his house in Seaside Park, NJ.



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