Remember these guys?
Abel reels and Brodin nets instead of six shooters. This was the complete antithesis of what I was used to in the interior of British Columbia. I swore off stillwater fly fishing instantly and instead tried to head down to mecca of trout stream fly fishing, Montana, as many times as I could. A big thanks to Steve Shuster from Gore, Steve is the man behind this ad. If you look closely at the ad you`ll see where Dubas, Krumm and Craig have all autographed it. That`s because Steve pulled the ad down off his wall and scanned it for me to use in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. Thanks as well to W.L. Gore for allowing the use of the ad in the film. More Later T.The power of advertising is undeniable. This ad, perhaps more than anything, shaped the way I think about fly fishing. These three guys, Paul Dubas, Bob Krumm and Mike Craig, they made fly fishing COOL! These guys were completely different than anything that I saw going on in BC's stillwater fly fishing scene. Back home in British Columbia, nobody wore breathable waders or coats. They wore neoprene waders and trolled a Doc Sprately pattern behind their belly boat or 12' aluminum car topper decked out in a plaid lumber jack number. I balked at the idea of interior BC stillwater trout fishing. To me it was BORING and LAME. Chironomids, hand twist retrieves and 20' leaders........ are you kidding me? I wanted to be like the guys in the GORE ad, I saw them as neo western gunslingers, who carried light weight Winston rods, small