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Ruston reels in Clay Dyer

April 7, 2011

by Media Relations, LOUISIANA TECH

RUSTON — World renowned professional fisherman Clay Dyer will be speaking at the Thomas Assembly Center on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in an event that is free and open to the public.

Dyer is no different than most 33-year-old men who have a passion for angling – starting the life-long passion at a young age.

However, one thing does separate him from most other professional fisherman – or people in general – as Dyer was born without lower limbs, no left arm and only a partial right arm.

Dyer’s moto … “If I can, you can.”

He started fishing at age five and began tournament competition at age 15 as this highly competitive man has not allowed his physical disabilities to be an obstacle while earning the respect of fellow anglers on the pro circuit.

A professional angler since 1995, Dyer has fished in more than 200 bass tournaments while placing first in approximately 20 of those events.

During his free time, he is a national spokesperson for C.A.S.T. for Kids and serves as a fishing guide for disabled and terminally ill children through the United Special Sportsmen Alliance.

Clay’s television appearances include ESPN, Fox, CNN Headline News, the Outdoor Life Network, The Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports South, Charter Sports South, and CBS.

Published articles about Clay have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, BassMaster, FLW Outdoors Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine, and the Baptist Standard.

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