This is the famed Howie of Howie flies. I was lucky to meet him the day before the 2015 salmon-a-rama. His flies helped me catch a lot of salmon over the years and I can only imagine how many fish in Lake Michigan died because of the Howie Fly. I was introduce to Howie and he immediately asked me if I had heard about the big 32 pound salmon that was caught yesterday. He also stated how upset the person must had been catching a day before the big contest. I told him it was a Brown trout, no a salmon, and the reason I knew is because it was caught on my boat. We laughed and talked for an hour. Great fish stories.