A colleague of mine who is a relative of Mr. Fair pointed out to me this week that he continues to be an active innovator and marketer of stillwater-specific tying materials and fly patterns. www.jayfairflies.com For those unfamiliar, Jay Fair developed unique dyes for marabou and hackles and provided Denny Rickards with the materials he used to design his signature patterns. That burnt orange saddle cape that Denny touts at all the outdoor shows? Yup, that came from Jay. Jay guided on Eagle Lake in the northern Sierras for many years. My goal with this post isn't to promote Mr. Fair's business but to recognize that a pioneer of modern stillwater fly fishing is still active and contributing to the sport well into his 80's. Pretty cool.