Portland "Nerdfest"

February 28, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chester Allen declares Portland’s recent Fly Fishing show a “nerdfest,” but a nerdfest that drew some distinctly non-nerdy types, like A.K. Best. “Best showed slides of actual trout stream insects – and then showed us how most fly tiers follow silly traditional rules that prevent our bugs from looking a little more like the real thing. ‘There’s a lot of b.s. in the flyfishing business right now,’ Best said.” In the San Jose Mercury News.