Would-be fly tiers learning from student's year off
July 30, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Austin Wilkes dropped two hooks on the meeting room table upstairs at Bass Pro Shops on Thursday evening — one for himself, one for his student.
Roles and ages were reversed here. Wilkes, a college student, was teaching fly-tying to Brian McGuire, a father who is taking the classes with his son, Guy (absent that evening), who is about to start college at Oral Roberts University.
"Wow! What is that, a size 20?" McGuire asked as he leaned over for a closer look at the hooks that seemed — to him — exceedingly small.
"No, it's a 14," Wilkes said.
Cue the laughter and...