I want to clear up this nonsense that is spreading around the internet about me and what I do.
I AM NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS.
I guess the latest rumor started because I missed the fly fishing show in Edison, NJ. I only missed the show because I had to stay home and tend to my flock as my friend who usually helps me out unfortunately blew out his knee. Whether I do shows in the future is currently up in the air, but I'll state this as simply as I can: they'll find me dead in a chicken coop one day because I still love what I do as much as the day I started in this business 38 years ago.
Yes, I'm still crazy. Yes, I'm getting older. But NO, I am not getting out of the business I love so much. I'll always be happy to mail-order whatever you need with my money back guarantee (as always).
Thank you for all of your concerns, but I look forward to serving the fly tying community for years to come. THE RUMORS OF MY DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGERATED!
PS: If you ever hear an unsubstantiated rumor, just give me a call. I've always been honest with folks--sometimes to an individual's displeasure--but I always try to give a straight answer. Don't listen to the wrong end of the horse when you can get it straight from the horse's mouth.