Todd A. Schotts is a custom production fly tier through Grizzly Flies by Schottsie located on Southeastern, Michigan. He is an active member of the Michigan Fly Fishing Club & Huron River Fishing Association. In his tenure in the MFFC he has contributed “Fly of the Month” articles over 7 years and is still a contributing author since 2005. He currently chairs “Guest Tyers” for the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, and “Featured Tyers” for the Activity Meetings; plus volunteers for various activities. In 2015 he was award the MFFC’s prestigious award; “Volunteer of the Year”. Within the Huron River Fishing Association, he is currently serving as the clubs President, Co-Chairs the clubs annual “Silent Auction” at the Christmas Dinner; and volunteers for various activities. He has had 2 of his own designed flies appear in 2 different articles in Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine in 2015. In 2017 five of his patterns appeared in the spring issue of Fly Fusion Magazine.
Todd is the founder of “Michigan Bobbin Slingers,” a fly tyers page on Facebook that is dedicated to the art and craft of fly tying. You can catch him doing “Live Fly Tying” on Michigan Bobbin Slingers, Tying Videos on Nor-Vise (YouTube) or doing his PowerPoint & Tying Presentations across the Midwest. His passion is creating new amazing flies, being a Bass Bum, chasing panfish in ponds & lakes, and chasing trout in spring creeks or headwaters of amazing waterways. He is a Nor-Vise Team Member, on the Pro Staff with Anadromous Fly Company and on the Pro Team for TFO Rods. You can contact Todd at GrizzlyFlies@yahoo.com or at Grizzly Flies by Schottsie on Facebook or Instagram.