I first learned of George Grant when I attended college at Idaho State University in Southeast Idaho. I had been doing woven body flies for a while and learned of George Grant’s woven hackle flies. It was very intriguing method. He tied these complex flies commercially and also to raise money for the Big Hole River Foundation. I met Todd Collins who was an apprentice to George. Todd was very helpful in teaching me how to do the woven hackles. I haven’t tied one in years, but had fun tying them years ago. Later in Oregon I met James Flaherty who also ties amazing George Grant flies. Below is a George Grant fly that I recently acquired in an auction.