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LaFontaine, Gary  English person
  American, fly fisherman, fly tyer, writer. 1945-2002. Gary LaFontaine lived in Deer Lodge, Montana, and started to write fishing articles at the early age of 15 years. When he was a student of the University of Montana, he wrote a series of reports about aquatic insects for Fly Fisherman magazine. He worked as a fishing guide for a while, however, he wanted to spend most of his time studying aquatic entomology, inventing new fly patterns, and writing books. He wrote many and received the Arnold Gingrich Commemoration Prize in 1990.
  Representative books he wrote are; "Challenge of the Trout" (1976), "Caddisflies" (1981), "The Dry Fly: New Angles" (1990), and "Trout Flies: Proven Patterns" (1993). All are excellent books of high originality, and when the author is asked to choose one, he would choose Caddisflies, because it is a monumental work that deals with the entomology of caddis from an angler's viewpoint.
  LaFontaine also tied revolutionary fly patterns based on his original and superb points of view. They are Diving Caddis, Sparkle Pupa, Halo Mayfly Emerger, Rollover Scud, Bristle Leech, Cone, Air Head, and Wiggler.
  He fell ill with an incurable disease called ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis = Lew Gehrig disease) in 1998, and passed away on January 4, 2002. He was only 56 years old at the time of his death. He was an energetic and optimistic person, a man of ideas who liked to tell fish stories and jokes he enjoyed making his company laugh. He put all of himself into fly fishing throughout his lifetime.
ReferenceChallenge of the trout, 1976. Caddisflies, 1981. The dry fly: New angles, 1990. Trout flies: proven patterns, 1993.
Diving Caddis, Sparkle Pupa, Halo Mayfly Emerger, Rollover Scud, Bristle Leech, Cone, Air Head, Wiggler, Arnold Gingrich
 
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