Podcast Interview: Peak Fishing’s Al Ritt

Al Ritt in his happy place: the fly tying desk.

Al Ritt, brand manager of Peak Fishing, gives us the skinny on fly tying robots (sorta), fly tying in practice, and how Peak’s fly tying vices and equipment, which are completely made in Loveland, Colorado, came to have a background in mechanical automation.

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“I always laugh when I hear the phrase ‘hand tied flies,’  although I did see a video once of a robotic arm that did tie a fly.  But it was a little misleading–it wasn’t completely automated in that there was a guy behind the curtain operating the levers kinda like a claw machine….”

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