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People Who Fly Fish: Davey Johnson

By October 31, 2012

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Our latest addition to the "People Who Fly Fish" series is Major League Baseball manager Davey Johnson.

Johnson is currently the manager of the Washington Nationals who also played second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, winning four pennants and two World Series between 1965-72 (yes, the Orioles used to be good!).

He also led the New York Mets to the World Series crown in 1986, which was one of my favorite teams growing up.

Now that the MLB season is over, Johnson has joined the list of celebrities fishing in the 25th Redbone fishing tournament Nov. 2-4 in Islamorada in the Florida.

This is a great tournament because it's not only taking place in the Florida Keys for one of the best gamefish around, but it also raises awareness and funds to help cure cystic fibrosis.

The Redbone has grown from a small Florida Keys tournament in 1988, to nearly 30 competitions worldwide, raising over $16 million to help the research efforts of the CF Foundation.

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