flytier

flytier

(ˈflaɪˌtaɪə)
n
(Angling) a person who makes his or her own fishing flies

fly•ti•er

(ˈflaɪˌtaɪ ər)

n.
a maker of artificial lures for fly-fishing.
[1880]
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When Rick was at Offshore Magazine, the accepted term was flytier.
Taught by Chris Mihulka, internationally recognized flytier.
In the last years of her life, the flytier Elsie Darbee had a vision of a place that would preserve and perpetuate the rich history of fly fishing in the Catskills.
As fishing tourism grew, the Catskill region produced some of the most famous flytiers in America: Theodore Gordon on the Neversink, followed by Rube Cross, Herman Christian and Roy Steenrod; Harry and Elsie Darbee and Walt and Winnie Dette on the Willowemoc and Beaverkill; Ray Smith on the Esopus; and Art Flick on the Schoharie.
The class will be conducted by award-winning flytier Steve Fernandez and will be offered at the same time on the following Wednesdays.