Visalia, CA


Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated and taught classes at numerous local, regional, national, and international events since 1976. His work has been published in the U.S. as well as Europe. Magazine articles by or about him have been published in Fly Rod and Reel, Western Outdoors, Fly Tyer, The Salmon Flyer, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, De Nederlandse Vliegvisser, Fiske för Alla, Flugfiske I Norden, VilmarksLiv, and La Pesca Mosca e Spinning. Books featuring his work include the 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, Volume Five (1996), and Volume Six (1999) Patterns of the Masters edited by David L. Nelson and J.D. “Skip” Hosfield, Fly Tying: Adventures in Fur, Feathers and Fun by John McKim, The Atlantic Salmon Fly: The Fly Tyers and Their Art by Judith Dunham, The World’s Best Trout Flies edited by John Roberts, Fluenes dronning by Runar Warhuus, Tying the Classic Salmon Fly edited by Michael Radencich, and Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started edited by Jon Rounds, photographed by Mike Radencich, illustrated by John McKim, and with flies tied by Wayne. Also his work has been included in several calendars, and can be found at various URL’s on the Internet.

Wayne received the IFFF Wayne “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award in 1991. He is especially fond of teaching the details of fly tying thru better understanding of the nature of tying materials as well as better application and use of tying thread.