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Fly Tyer of the Year 2022 Winner

Over the past few of years, when communicating with this magazine’s readers and contributing authors, one name kept popping up in conversations: Tim Flagler. Everyone admires his work.

Tim has taken the fly-tying and fishing world by storm, and he seems to be everywhere: demonstrating fly tying at shows across the United States, teaching fly-tying classes, giving educational fly-fishing presentations, and leading groups of anglers to some of the very best fishing around the world.

Last year, for example, he spent a couple of weeks knocking around Patagonia with groups of fellow fly fishers, and also led anglers to some of Northwest Montana’s best rivers, the Kootenai and Yaak. (The man racks up a lot of frequent flyer miles!) If all that isn’t enough, Tim guides year-round on his favorite home waters in Central New Jersey—at least when he actually is home.

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