Inspired by a Brother-in-law and an Uncle, Ray started tying flies at eleven. "By the time age twelve rolled around, I was tying for Smitty's Sport Shop in my home town. All told I've been at it over 50 years and I enjoy the creativity as much or more today as I did then".
These days I mostly design fly patterns, on occasion I will do a custom order or design. The flies running on the above slide show are examples of patterns, some mine, some re-makes of historic patterns. I currently have over 25 proprietary patterns. Call me for details.