July 8th Guest Speaker Kevin Bell
Downey Fly Fishers is honored to have Kevin Bell as our July Guest Speaker. Kevin has been the General Manager at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store since 1998 and is the GM after the change in ownership of the shop in 2013.
Kevin started fly fishing at the age of 13 with the guidance of his father. He learned how to tie flies at the Long Beach Casting club and spent many summers fly fishing the Eastern Sierras with his family.
Kevin started out at Bob Marriott’s as a part time sales associate while attending school to be an advertising photographer. He secured a position with Rockwell International as an advertising media person that lasted five years, and returned to Marriott’s, managing the satellite store in Irvine. Kevin started out thinking that his Marriott’s carrier would be a short stint, but it blossomed into a 25 year career, with the last 16 years at the helm.
Kevin will talk about the history of Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store and new classes that are available to the public along with how anglers can participate with Marriott’s social media with pictures and angling updates. He will gladly answer and questions you may have about the shop’s history and present direction. Kevin will bring in some new products for display and will answer any questions you may have regarding these products.
There will be a tying demonstration from six to seven.