Meet Jimmy D
Meet Jimmy D, I started tying when I was a boy about 10 years old. I was fascinated by the feathers & hair of wild critters. still am. I remember reading stories of fly fishing. To make something out of wild materials that fish would bite on seemed like a dream at first. I grew up in Minnesota. Fishing was all around me. I didn't have trout, but I did have sun fish. that was my first quarry. So, I made wet fly’s, poppers out of cork & squeezed split shot on a hook for jigs. My mom bought me a fly tiers kit at the age of 14 and I was off and running. our family owned a mfg plant. I worked there every summer. I sold my pan fish flies to the guys. I would go to all the machines taking orders. My dad was not overjoyed but told me stay only a few minutes. These were my first customers. I didn't realize it then, but I had a captive customer audience. A lot has changed but my love to fool fish has not! I have many customers today that still teach me things I don't know.
You never stop learning!
Jimmy D's Hard Day at the Office!