Alaskan Fly Tiers

March 20, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Buried in this article about Alaskan fly tiers is a quote from John McPhee that belies the emergence (pun intended) of effective patterns in fly fishing for salmon: “‘He is a New England dry fly-fisherman, and up here his bamboo ballet is regarded as effete. Others taunt him. He will not rise. But neither will the grayling to his Black Gnats, his Dark Cahills, his Quill Gordons.'” Ron Wilmot in the Anchorage Daily News.