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Dr. Burns into a Steelhead on the Little Salmon River; Photo taken by Zach HawsDr. David Burns, Master Fly Tyer, conservationist, and fly fisherman, is currently enjoying his time in retirement after serving a distinguished career as an educator, a 3 year stint with the Washington Department of Game, and 30 years as a fisheries biologist with the USDA-Forest Service. During that time he has written, published, or presented many professional reports and papers dealing with fisheries science and conservation and has been an active member of several professional organizations. Dr. Burns has won numerous fly tying awards and competitions over the years and received coverage in many magazine articles and books. It you would like to know more about Dr. Burns and his flies, see his Contributing Fly Tyer pager at The Flies of Dr. David Burns. 

I never cease to marvel at  craftsmanship and symmetry of Dr Burns' flies. He wrote to me about these latest beauties, "Here are a couple of "new" flies that were tied for an American Fisheries Society auction. The place names are associated with the Spey and Dee rivers. The flies were mounted in the same frame." 

 The Craigendarroch Ghillie

The Craigendarroch Ghillie



 The Craigellachie Ghillie

The Craigellachie Ghillie

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