Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

August 19, 2013

Pro fisherman Clay Dyer to speak at BubbaFest


CROSSVILLE — BubbaFest 2013 will be Aug. 24 at the First United Methodist Church on Main St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Pro fishermen Clay Dyer will be the inspirational speaker at the annual event, which will feature BBQ bologna, hunting and outdoor vendors, door prizes ($1000 cash giveaway); red neck olympics, big buck display and registration to win a Yeti cooler and live music. There will be a bunch of kids stuff, including inflatable games, archery and much, much more.

Dyer. 35, was born without any lower limbs, no arm on the left side and a partial arm on the right; however, these limitations did not dampen his determination and positive spirit.

He began fishing at the age of five. A natural competitiveness became evident early. Dyer never allowed his physical disabilities to be an obstacle and began competing in fishing tournaments at age 15. He became a professional angler in 1995 and fished in the "major leagues" on the FLW Tour for four years.

Dyer spends the majority of his time sharing his life experiences through motivational and leadership presentations to various companies, charities and churches. He is a volunteer athletic coach at Hamilton High School in Alabama, and currently fishes the Bassmaster Open Series and select charity events.

He has appeared on ESPN, Fox, CCNS Headline News, Versus, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports South, the 700 Club and CBS. Published articles about  him have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, Bassmaster, FLW Outdoors Magazine and many more.