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Curt Gavin

“I have always been in awe of professional tiers tying the old traditional patterns and especially the salmon and steelhead offerings.  Some are just flat-out gorgeous.  So I thought, lets study the ‘Masters,’ and I mean that respectfully, and try to tie some of them myself.

This is where it starts for me and my art: the tied fly.  More so when I am creating a painting of a traditional fly and a little less on my themed fly pieces like ‘Danny Boy.’ I may have a background in mind or an idea but I like to tie one on first, if you get the meaning. Really, the fly comes first with its history or origin, then the backgrounds are born from there.”

 
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