(AKA The Hammer)
Jerry Hamon grew up in a family that enjoyed fishing and joined in that passion when he was 5 years old. He has fished coast-to-coast for much of his lifetime, but he still prefers to fish freshwater lakes and streams in Texas with a fly rod.
The Van Alstyne, Texas, resident is the former vice president/education director of the Texas Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF.) In September 2013, he started the Mariner Sails Kayak Fishing Club and serves as its president. In 2014, he was appointed to be a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Fisheries Advisory Committee, and also serves as an Area Chief/Angler Ed Instructor for Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Jerry enjoys traveling, speaking at fly fishing club meetings and expos as well as volunteering with Heroes on the Water (DFW Chapter,) Casting for Recovery and Reel Recovery Texas. Relying on YakGear products out on the water, Hamon also launched Ultimate Fly Fishing Adventures, a kayak fly fishing guide service. They primarily guide on the Brazos River, but also offer guide services on several private lakes in the north Texas area.
Currently active on the kayak fishing tournament trail, Jerry took first place big bass, and first place big panfish in the 2014 World Championship Bass on the Fly Tournament on Lake Fork, Texas.
Jerry and his wife, Patty, love to travel all over Texas camping, kayaking and fishing.