Hall of Fame

Reuben Cross

Inspired by Theodore Gordon in his youth, Reuben Cross studied Gordon’s dry flies and made improvements to increase buoyancy.  As a professional fly tyer, he was a stickler for perfection and his flies were meticulously and artistically crafted using only the finest materials.  Cross originated many patterns including his own Cross Special and shared his secrets in his first book, Tying American Trout Lures.  Publication of this book made him the first professional tyer in America to write a book on the subject of fly tying.

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