In a ceremony on January 16, 2001, I was given the Letcher Lambuth award by the by the Washington Fly Fishing Club. I was honored by this award in recognition of my work in building exceptional fly rods and especially the advancement that my unique, lightweight, hardwood handles represent in improving the fishing experience.
Letcher Lambuth was an avid fisherman, naturalist, craftsman and author. Letcher was a charter member of the Washington Fly Fishing Club, founded in Seatlle, WA in 1939. He was a dedicated member and worked dilligently for the club and to improve the sport for anglers everywhere. Working in his basement shop, Letcher developed and shared ideas with the angling community. A few of the things that caught his attention were: working with split bamboo, cultivating and researching the qualities of various rod building bamboos, collecting and identifying a myriad of insects from Northwest streams and lakes, he created several useful devices for himself, which he freely shared with other fisherman, finally, he wrote Angler's Workshop, which was published in 1979, five years after his death.
I am proud to have been selected by my peers to receive this award, predicated on the work of such a generous and dedicated person.
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