Monday, September 14, 2009

Francis Betters, noted flyfisherman, RIP

Mr. Betters, who ran the Adirondack Sports Shop near the West Branch of the Ausable River in NY State for many years, has died. He developed or popularized a number of flies that are widely used today, including the Haystack, the Usual and the Ausable Wulff.

1 comment:

Candy Minx said...

Aw, a fascinating man with a great sounding life. I read one of his books about fishing in fast rivers. The Ausable Chasm is one of my favourite places I've ever spent time at.