Fly Tiers: Pat Ehlers

As tier and fly shop owner Pat Ehlers reminds us, it takes only one fish — and not a very big one — to spark a lifetime obsession. “Pat Ehlers of Franklin, Wis., has seen 40 birthdays pass and he has tied more than 10,000 flies since that fateful day. But he can still dial up the scene like it’s on DVD. ‘Wading in Anderson Spur Creek in Marinette County, had on cut-offs and a T-shirt, getting mauled by mosquitoes,’ said Ehlers. ‘Tied on a green caddis fly I had tied and caught a 6-inch brook trout. Nice.'” Paul Smith in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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