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Fly Tying Interview with Loni Nelson a.k.a. gin.and.lonic

The latest fly tying interview features Loni Nelson, who goes by gin.and.lonic on Instagram. I'm excited for this interview for a couple of reasons. The first is that Loni is the first woman we have featured! The second reason I'm excited is because my brother and I met Loni randomly in Idaho. We were coming home from a trip to Henry's Fork and stopped to eat. Loni was our waitress and noticed our The Drift Shop Trucker Hats and struck up a conversation. She mentioned she love to fish and works at the local shop, tying flies. We knew we had to do an interview so here it is!  TH: When did you first begin fly fishing? LN: I started fly...

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Fly Tying Interview with Levi Reppert a.k.a reps85

Levi Reppert is the next up in our series about fly tying. You can follow him on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube! Levi is talented and you can see it in his patterns!  TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?LP: I believe I was around 12 years old the first time I actually recall casting, or attempting to cast a fly rod. I remember growing up watching my grandfather fly fish whether it was in his home waters of Pennsylvania or on vacation to Maine. I inherited his gear when he passed away and I began to tinker with it. That first day of fishing was at a friends home in Florida with a pond in the backyard. I caught...

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Fly Tying Interview with Freddy Block a.k.a. FreddysFlyz

We caught up with Freddy Block to ask about his fly-tying experiences. Thanks for taking some time to chat Freddy!  TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?FB: At 9 years old, the river we lived near would call my name (quite a bit too) and fishing became a major part of me and my life. I started fly fishing and tying flies at 14 years old but stopped within the first year because I could not get enough traction and material funding was tough at the time. During the years between my first attempt at fly fishing until about 40+ years later, I continued to use spin-casting gear, but the thoughts of fishing flies would never cease. My second...

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