NOTE: The Featured Image is of Dave Whitlock with his wife, Emily. Photo credit Emily Whitlock – posted in Memoriam [1925 – 2022] . As many of you know, Dave and Emily were Fly Fishing Show regulars. Dave Whitlock, a dean of American fly fishing, in an undated photo. “He tore down the notion that fly fishing was a stuffy sport,” the editor of Trout magazine, Kirk Deeter, said.