Meet current NEITA President
Lynn W. Burry
An avid catch and release fly fisherman, fly designer and tier, Lynn has
spent over 56 years pursuing Trout, Salmon, Steelhead and Smallmouth
Bass. Lynn specializes in designing and tying streamers and nymphs for
these fish. He prefers wading the streams but also wades the lake flats
in early spring and late fall. During his 13 years in the US Navy, Lynn
had the opportunity to fish the Trout and Atlantic Salmon streams of
Iceland, the coastal streams of Washington State for Pacific Salmon and
Steelhead and numerous other exotic locations around the world. He calls
the Pigeon River in northeastern Indiana his “Home Water.”
A Life Member of the Northeastern Indiana Trout Association, Lynn is
their current President. He served in various NEITA Officer and Board
positions since 1988 including its President from 1997 through 2004.
NEITA is a leader in the fight to continually improve Trout fishing in
Indiana through conservation, education, positive IDNR regulation change
and youth fishing events with special emphasis on the Brown Trout
stocking program in the Pigeon River and the trophy Brown Trout stocking
program in Oliver Lake. NEITA partners with and strongly supports other
Indiana organizations with their Trout agenda.
Other conservation organization positions Lynn has served include First
Vice-President of the Indiana Wildlife Federation, past Vice-President
of the Berne Conservation Club and past committee member of Adams County
Ducks Unlimited. He is an Endowment Member of the National Rifle
Association and an active Indiana Hunter Safety Education instructor.
Lynn has represented NEITA’s seat on Indiana’s Division of Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Committee (FWCC) since 1996. Additionally, Lynn is
a Life Member of Trout Unlimited and a current Board Member of the Three
Rivers Fly Fishers. Lynn was awarded the Indiana Wildlife Federation’s
Ginn Award in 2011 for his continued dedication to numerous conservation
programs throughout the state.
Lynn and his wife Sally have been married for over 30 years. They have
four children and four grandchildren.
Lynn is pictured on one of his favorite trout streams.