Not a fish story at all. Frank Coffey was one heck of a fisherman and tier. The fly was called a Stone Creeper. I've seen it tied in two different colors, a beige and a dark black or almost purple color. A lot of good fishermen and tiers came out of the Waynesville area. I've had the pleasure to meet, fish, or watch several of them tie. Names like as Bennie Craig, Ralph Mills, Verlin Evens, Jack Bradley, and Charlie Messer will forever live in my memory, I owe all of them for their time and help to me as a new and developing fisherman and tier. I think Roger Lowe told me one time that Frank played an important part in his progress as a young man in the art of tying. Frank caught more big fish than anyone I knew.
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Last edited by flyman; 04-14-2010 at 12:20 PM..
Reason: genetics have been cruel to me