What To Do With a Precious Fly

In his fly box, Craig Mathews keeps a bunch of “good luck” flies that were tied by friends who have since passed away: Dan Callahan, Charlie Brooks and others. Steve Huff keeps a fly tied by his son Chad at age three. In his box, Arkansas guide John Berry had secured a fly tied by Chuck Davidson, “the river keeper of the North Fork.” It was his only connection to an important mentor. But one day he just had to tie it on.

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