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Al and Gretchen Beatty

Interview by Joe Cornwall

Audio Editing and Production by Jim Stuard



Retired telephone company executives, Al and Gretchen Beatty, today enjoy running a family owned business (BTís Fly Fishing Products). Located in Boise, Idaho the two partners manufacture, distribute, operate a video production studio (fly fishing and tying, of course), write, and tie flies on a commercial basis. They also enjoy the grand kids and keeping a close eye on their three, engineer sonís blossoming careers. Both have been recognized for their contribution to the Federation of Fly Fishers; Al (1999 Buz Buszek Award), Gretchen (2001 Woman of the Year), and Al (1994 Man of the Year).


A love for sharing their skills with others has opened the whole world to them. Their demonstrations and clinics, covering a variety of fly-fishing related subjects, have been presented in a variety of interesting places the world over like Europe, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and of course, North America. Both are regular demonstrators at the Federation of Fly Fishers Conclaves and for the International Sportsman Exposition video theater. They are sought after program speakers for clubs, councils, and national organizations.

Their new book is Rotary Fly-Tying Techniques; you can read the review here!

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The Fly Fish Ohio team would like to thank Brian Lovely and his band the Faux Frenchmen for use of their music on the intro and exit of this production. 

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