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FredHMarch 1st, 2011, 9:26 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

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Bob Mead has written an article about collecting flies and which tiers to snag some flies from. He mentioned a few tiers that frequent this site including Shawnny. http://www.myflies.com/Anglers-Corner.aspx
http://www.realisticflytying.net
Shawnny3March 2nd, 2011, 5:16 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Thanks, Fred. I heard a little while back that Bob was writing something, but I hadn't seen it. It's nice to be mentioned, but then, who doesn't he mention in the piece? I know Bob knows a lot of people, but wow... Even so, I can think of others he could have mentioned and didn't. There are a lot of talented tiers out there.

-Shawn

P.S. Congrats on his mention of your realistic tying, as well.
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
DrMartinMarch 5th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Posts: 6Hi, I'm new here but Bob's an old friend and Shawnny I can see your point of view..

It's a pretty tough article to write. Once you mention one person you would probably feel obligated to mention others or risk upsetting someone. Since no one knows everyone, it's impossible to not miss someone.

Keeping all that in mind I think Bob did a pretty good job on the article. He broke it down into types of tying and mentioned a few in each that he's become familiar with. I think it's more of a "type" of collectable tyer rather than these "are" the collectable tyers. In doing so he's giving the individual reader some ideas to help them locate tyers they feel are or will be collectable.

Hell, at least he didn't tell the reader to "google" you!!
David Martin
Shawnny3March 7th, 2011, 6:15 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Hey, David. Glad to see you posting here. I think you might find this site and forum to your liking.

The article was an interesting take on flytying, focused as you said on what makes a tier's work collectable - I'd never seen that before, and Bob was the perfect person to write it. I actually spoke with him this weekend about how chose the tiers he featured and what to say about each. It was fascinating - he's been around tying and tiers a long time. I'm just glad it wasn't left up to me.

By the way, your tying is amazing, David. As grotesque as it sounds, I googled you at Bob's suggestion and was not disappointed.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
DrMartinMarch 7th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Posts: 6Thanks Shawn, Bob told me about yours. You made an impression on him.. I know Jason from our original Realistic Fly Tying Forum.

Don't know if I'll have much of value to contribute..Guess we'll see...

David Martin

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