Michigan native Jeff “Bear” Andrews has been fly fishing and tying flies for 48 years.
Bear travels around the globe sharing his tying skills through demonstrations and classes and has taught thousands of people to tie flies. Bear’s extensive fly tying background has led to the creation of some of the world's best carp patterns.
Bear has set 3 IGFA World Records for Brook trout during his 27 years of fishing Labrador. Since 2000, Bear’s flies have been available in fly shops through the Umpqua Feather Merchants Fly Tyers Royalty Program. Currently Bear works as a Fly Fishing guide in Michigan guiding for trout, salmon, steelhead, and carp on the fly.
In 1998 he was the recipient of the “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a fly tyer by the Federation of Fly Fishers.