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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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Fly Tying Interview with Raymond Collette a.k.a. theokayfisherman

Our next interview features Raymond Collette who goes by theokayfisherman on Instagram.  TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?RC: I started fly fishing during the Summer of 2016 with PHWFF. I had recently gotten out of the military and was trying to find a hobby other than playing video games. I had always been a fan of outdoor activities and bass fished all my life so fly fishing seemed like a natural transition. TH: What led to your decision to start tying flies?RC: I quickly became addicted to fly fishing so when the weather turned cold I took up tying flies to continue the hobby. Once I started fly tying I was completely hooked. I was constantly thinking about...

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Fly Tying Interview with Peter Steen a.k.a. fly_fishing_pete

The latest fly tying expert in our interview series is Peter Steen or fly_fishing_pete on Instagram.  TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?PS: I got a late start into fly-fishing and didn’t get serious about it until my late 30s (I’m 46 now). Work schedules and three young kids really didn’t present me with a lot of free time. So it was only when my wife decided to quit her job and stay home with the kids that I was afforded the opportunity to pursue fly fishing. After a few unsuccessful trips up my local canyon, I finally caught a few small wild browns and was hooked. I picked up a copy of the Fly Fisher’s Guide to Utah...

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