Runge to host renowned artist and world angler Bob White

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JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center, in partnership with the Capital City Fly Fishers, will host “A Fascination with Fly Fishing” featuring Bob White on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The global fly fisher, artist, columnist and fly-fishing guide will share his adventures and experiences fly fishing around the world, including in New Zealand, Seychelles Islands, Australia, Alaska and the Midwest.

White was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Artist in 2009. He was Fly Rod & Reel magazine’s Guide of the Year in 1988. As the 1994 Artist of the Year for the Alaska State Parks Foundation, he produced and donated artwork for the first Alaska State Parks Foundation print. His work has been presented twice in Fly Rod & Reel’s gallery. White has been featured as a guide and artist on ESPN’s Fly Fishing the World and Fly Fishing America. He currently illustrates the closing columns for Fly Rod & Reel, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Gun Dog magazine and Hatches magazine. He is a columnist for Midwest Fly Fishing and regularly contributes to many other sporting publications.

For more information on this free community program, call 573-526-5544 or email

Runge Nature Center is located at 330 Commerce Drive (Rte 179) in Jefferson City. For more information on Runge, visit MDC online at