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Dale McKain

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A fly for any occasion

Dale McKain's techniques for fly-tying are as varied as the insects his flies represent.

“Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers,” Patrick McManus wrote in “Never Sniff a Gift Fish.” “Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.” In Dale McKain’s case, it wasn’t lack of funds that drove him tying flies for fishing, it was a lack of access.


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