The idea of this unique fishing fly candle™ was created in my kitchen in the summer of 2000. I purchased a bucket of gel to play with and made a couple of sea shell candles. That was boring, so I placed garnets and quartz crystals in a container made for a candle. The crystals didn’t show up and garnets were blah looking under gel. But, I wasn't going to waste that gel!
I went and got an old Dan Bailey fishing fly and threw it in there and I thought, "Wow, how cool is this?" The next day, the president of a Montana chapter of "Trout Unlimited" saw the fishing fly candle hidden among my wax candles at the Butte Farmers Market. He told me I had a big thing there and got me my first wholesale account…
Well, my life changed fast, and I had no time to fish. This fall we are retailing my candles in all 49 states in addition to filling many web & catalog requests!