David Footer Articles Celebrate His Career

As I announced last week, both the Portland Press Herald and the Lewiston/Auburn Sun Journal, both of Maine, have published feature articles about David Footer in their Sunday September 16th Editions.

Here are the links: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/bplus/2012/09/16/one-fly-guy-50th-anniversary-footer-special-shines/1249071

http://www.pressherald.com/sports/footer-lewiston-artist-due-an-honor_2012-09-16.html?pageType=mobile&id=2&start=11
Below is the photo of the Footer Special that I tied and photographed for the Press Herald:

Footer Special – I tied this fly last Thursday evening.

The two articles combined, present informative and interesting information about a Maine taxidermist, artist, sculptor, and legend.

I am humbled and honored to be able to recognize David’s Footer Special fly pattern in its 50th Anniversary Year, and have Mr. Footer as the Guest of Honor this Friday, September 21st, at L. L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.

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4 comments on “David Footer Articles Celebrate His Career

  1. Larry Bordas says:

    Don
    Thank You for posting this story and the lead to the newspaper column about this gifted and talented outdoorsman. In addition to his other skills, his Atlantic Salmon and Brook trout wood carvings are just outstanding. What a guy! They don’t make them like him anymore.

    • Don Bastian says:

      Hi Larry;
      Sory for the delayed reply, but I left Pennsylvania on September 19th and just got home yesterday. Fishing, teaching my class at Bean’s, doing the David Footer event, lots to write about…
      I agree with you, David is a very talented man. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Bill says:

    That’s a really nice version of the pattern, Donnie. It’s not always easy to get the bucktail color bundles to stay separated like that throughout the assembly process.

    • Don Bastian says:

      Thanks for your compliment on the Footer Special, Bill. I actually tied this fly in Carrie Stevens mode; the bucktail and herl is attached behind the head, only the wings are attached at the head. Oh, and I cemented them too. Makes a good way to keep heads small. Thanks for your comment!

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