Russian-born fly fisher Yuri Shumakov, who lived in Sweden and unexpectedly passed away in 2006, not only introduced me to the world of Scandinavian style tube flies (a design which I have incorporated into many of my own Great Lakes Steelhead patterns), but also taught me what it is to be a generous and thoughtful human being.

Here is a video tribute (by Scottish fly tier Leon Guthrie) to some of his innovative and beautiful tube fly designs.