Walt & Winnie Dette

Walt and Winnie Dette tied flies from their home along the banks of the Willowemoc Creek from the 30’s until their deaths in the 90’s.  Students of the Reub Cross style and technique, their trademark was to construct each pattern for a purpose, posture and durability with a guarantee of quality and workmanship.  Legends in their time, they are considered to be the last of the original Catskill fly tyers; however, their daughter Mary, carries on the legacy of the Dette tradition.

 

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