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David, aka, "McScruff"'s Blog – January 2014 Archive (2)

Don Schmotzer, Gentleman

I got to meet with Don today. He lives about 20 miles from me and we got together to tie a few flies and yak about fishing.

I also met his gracious wife, Dianne and shared a bowl of her home made, award winning chili... and they shared the secret recipe with me. The Schmotzers share a lovely, welcoming home and a long marriage spanning decades.

Don is the kind of fly tyer that likes his work to look as good as it fishes. He has a supply of tying materials that is to be envied,…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 25, 2014 at 9:03pm — 10 Comments

Another Book

Got the book, "Simple Flies... Flies You Can Tie With Three Materials or Less," by C. Boyd Pfeiffer.

This is an interesting study in what is really essential. Mr. Boyd strips the fly types we know to their basic elements, proving simple can be as good as complicated.

How about an Upside Down Winged wet fly?

Bend-Back Streamer?

Coffee Bean Beetle?

They're in here. 

I got the book used on www.alibris.com. A lot of…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 19, 2014 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

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