Michigan Tiers Take More Than One Third of FFF Medals

September 2, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Perhaps it is no coincidence that Chris Soule, Gerry Worden and Jim Reed are all members of the Grand River Fly Tyers [sic], a two-year-old chapter of the national Federation of Fly Fishers. “Most notable is that all three gained fame as world champion flytiers this summer. They won 39 of 96 medals given out at the first annual FFF International Fly Tyers competition. The event drew 156 competitors from countries such as Finland, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand and the Bahamas.” Howard Myerson in the Grand Rapids Press.