If it were not for the innovative Fly Designers of recent, we would all be fishing Royal Coachman's, and Grey Ghosts.
Thanks to the countless hours that our designers have spent back and forth, on the water and at the vice, studying the hatches, the fish, and the response that their designs achieve, flies today are much more effective at catching fish. These flies have been "field tested", and have proven to be highly successful. Next time you see one of these designers on the water, tell them thank-you for all of their creativity and hard work (and if they seem receptive, give them a hug too!).