Al and Gretchen Beatty have opened a new blog named Fly-Tying Ideas Exchange (F-TIE). “A dawn of fly-tying ideas with Gretchen and Al Beatty.”
A couple of interesting flies have already been posted. Recently, Al and Gretchen have been tying flies for the editor of Fly Tyer Magazine, Dave Klausmeyer’s new book.
Al and Gretchen were friends with the late master fly tyer Gary Lafontaine. The Double Magic dubbing technique is mentioned in the posts and this is a technique the Beatty’s learned from Gary. There is an interesting article on FlyTyer.com explaining the technique.
Besides keeping track of Al and Gretchen on their new blog, make sure you look around on their company website, BT’s Fly Fishing and Photography.