Do you love big bluegill?
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, too. The man knows how to tie a decent fly, Im telling you!
Good people, yessir. Even their dog was nice.Thanks very much for your hospitality, Mr. and Mrs. Schmotzer.
P.S. Don is taller than I expected. :-)