This photo was taken in July 1996 at the Middle Tennessee Fly Fishers picnic in Nashville. That's Colonel Ben Benoit on the left, fellow club member Bob Hill in the middle, and me on the right.

I happened to be in town that weekend and as a guest of the Colonel attended the picnic. Little did I know that I would come away with a reputation for being blind. I had been driving a lot and my eyes were sore and tired, so I wore my shades while tying #24 olive parachutes, even when it was overcast and dark outside. Unknown to me, Ben was going around telling people I was blind and tied flies by feel...

On the same trip I stopped into Virginia to visit with Creed Taylor and Bill Murphy. Here they are, sitting near a special creek. That's Creed on the right, with the whiskers:

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