Marla Blair is a transplant from Southern California and lives in Ludlow, MA., with husband Tony Sarlan, and their cat “Moses” (who can part kitty litter and walk on it) * Professional Celebrity Look-A-Like for Bette Midler
* Real Estate Agent, in Western Massachusetts
* Substitute Teacher, Wilbraham, Mass. School District
* Since 1993 has owned and operated: “Marla Blair’s Fly Fishing Guide Service & Instruction”
* Professional, Top female, freshwater, Guide/Instructor for West. Ma. & N.W., CT.
* Inventor of fly patterns; The Jailbird©, Mahogany Blair’s Emerger, & the Para-Dorito
* Author of Positive Fly Fishing Originally published by Lyons Press;
* Second edition published by Marla Blair
* Owner of “The Feather Lady”; making custom feather earrings, smudge feathers, Moth Free; repels moth’s and mice, and “Dancin’ Feathers for Happy Kitties” cat toys.
* Member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association
* FFF Certified Casting Instructor
* SAGE * REDINGTON , Simms Pro-Staff, RIO Products, VARIVAS, Frogs Fanny, Folstaf Walking Staffs, Chota Boots, Loon Products , Regal Vise, Daiichi Hooks, Cabelas Pro Staff, Angler Sport Group.
Marla Blair’s Noted for:
* Destination Fly Fishing Trips Coordinator for Individuals & Groups
* Trips to Labrador, Alaska, Montana, Patagonia, & the Yucatan. * No detail too small and remote locations a specialty. Will accompany on some trips.
* Families/groups with non-fly fishers, can include other activities depending on location, availability and time of year
* A proven track record in taking guess work out of planning your trip.
Marla Blair can be seen on “The New Fly Fisher” Fishing Show, on PBS, OLN, & Discovery Channels. She was the subject of a Docu-Commercial, advertising the Union News/Sunday Republican.
Marla Blair offers lectures, power point programs, casting & fly tying demos at trade shows, as well as fishing and other types of clubs. Marla Blair has written articles for Fly Tyer Magazine, FFF / NEC Newsletter, Internet newspaper, MassLive.com, Woods & Waters USA, IWFF Newsletter, and more
Marla Blair donates to:
* Casting For Recovery
* Hooked on a Cure
* Jimmy Fund
* WGBY/CH 57 – Public Television Marla Blair is a member of:
* New England Outdoor Writers Association
* FFF (Federation of Fly Fishers)
* IWFF (International Women Fly Fishers) – Retired Board Member
* MWFF (Massachusetts Women Fly Fishers)
* Pioneer Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited – Past Program Director
* Farmington River Angler’s Association
Marla Blair recommends:
*DON’T FORGET TO BRING A CHILD OR SOMEONE NEW TO THE SPORT; THEY ARE THE FUTURE OF FLY FISHING, AND COLDWATER CONSERVATION!
*SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FISHING/CONSERVATION CLUBS, AND FISHING SHOWS, OR THEY WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST.