Published Jan 1. 2012 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

Don Bastian

Don was born and has lived in Pennsylvania all his life. He started fishing at about the same time he learned to walk. He has been tying flies and fly...

Don was born and has lived in Pennsylvania all his life. He started fishing at about the same time he learned to walk. He has been tying flies and fly fishing since 1964. He has taught fly tying classes since 1987, has 16 years guiding experience, and has been operating his business, Bastian's Angling Specialties since 1983.

Don Bastian Wet Flies | Don's profile

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Bob (Robert) Frandsen - I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.

I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.

"The Blacker Compendium" | Robert's site

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Bob Petti - Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. "All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear. I didn't have much money and it wasn't easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn't even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run." A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.

Bob on Global Fly Fisher

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Jim Warner - My fly-tying has been listed in several books: Dick Stewart's Trolling Flies for Trout & Salmon; Dick Surette's Trout and Salmon Fly Index; Don Wilson's Smelt Fly Dressings; Mike Martinek's Streamer Fly Patterns for Trolling & Casting 1 & 2; many periodicals such as On The Water, UFT, etc; and many newspaper articles.... too many to describe.

Jim Warner @globalflyfisher | Lake Winnipesaukee Travel Guide | Jim Warner on EBay

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