I am a fly tyer from La Pine, Oregon. I retired to Central Oregon in ï¿½2004ï¿½ to follow my passion for the sport of fly fishing and fly tying which took hold of me in the early 80ï¿½s. I was blessed with a great mentor and teacher in the late Andreï¿½ Puyanï¿½s who with great patience and humor cleaned up my tying by teaching me the classic techniques of the fly tyers craft. Andreï¿½ believed that with great technique there is not a fly that you couldnï¿½t tye. It is the way and how I teach today in my own classes.
I demonstrate at the most of the tyer conclaves and The Fly Fishing Shows in the Western US. I teach and do demos at the local Orvis store, as well as coordinate a winter fly tying series for the Central Oregon Fishers for which I am a member. In ï¿½2009ï¿½, I received the Stan Walters Memorial Fly Tyer of Year award from, the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. I am humbled to be in the same class as the past winners of this great award, and I will continue to teach and pass on the fly tying craft for that is the only way it can live on.
- Hook: #20 to #14 TMC -102y or Light wire dry fly hook
- Thread: Rusty Dun to grey 14/0 to 8/0
- Tails: Micro-Fibits or Coq de Leon
- Body: Goose Biot ï¿½ Blue Wing Oliveï¿½
- Thorax: Possum - Seal or Mole Fur
- Hackle: Dun Soft Hackle