Montana woman tied world-famous trout flies for decades

An abusive father, daily bombings and three weeks of walking without food as a young World War II refugee tarnished the early years of Anna Patterson’s life, but you wouldn’t know it by her attitude.

After 10 years as a stay-at-home mother, Anna Patterson began work in 1974 as one of 25 fly tyers for the world-famous Dan Bailey fly shop in Livingston. There for the next 22 years, she would fashion feathers, fur and floss into six dozen flies a day.

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