Clay Dyer Overcomes Incredible Odds To Achieve His Dream

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Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) - Clay Dyer has been a professional angler for 15 years.  But fishing has been a part of him since he was four.

"I remember sitting on my grandpa's porch on the bank, catching my first catfish, about as long as I was," said Dyer.

Dyer has several fans he's made throughout the country, not because of his winnings or any achievements, but because of how he's overcome his disability.  Clay Dyer was born without legs, a left arm and he has a partially-developed right arm.  But Dyer does not use any special equipment when he fishes.

"I cast by holding the rod between my left jawbone and collarbone, I put my arm under the reel to brace it, mash the button with my chin and feather the spool with my bottom lip," said Dyer.

His story has become so inspirational, some of his fans have completely changed their lives around because of Dyer's message.