Fly Tying: "Share Everything You Can Put Your Hands On"
By Marshall Cutchin on January 28, 2009 7:24 AM, found on www.MidCurrent.com.
It's no secret that fly tying is emerging as the craft that may keep the fly fishing business afloat in 2009. If you've attended any of the recent shows in California, Colorado or New Jersey, you saw tying demonstrations that were packed to the gills, while the destination and high-end product booths were (with some exceptions) unusually quiet. Is it only about affordability? Or, as Jay Buchner says at the end of this Nick Cunkelman profile, is there something in the art of fly tying that, by bringing folks together, makes it one of the richest parts of the sport?