What a journey with Mr. Theo Bakelaar, AKA “Gold Bead” Bakelaar. You see Theo was the originator of using gold beads in fly tying. He was the one who brought gold beads to America for fly tying. Wait until you hear the story of how he branded himself and his gold beads back in the day. You don’t want to miss this! Today gold and all kinds and colors of beads are used in fly tying and we have Theo to thank for that!
To meet Theo in person, make plans to attend the 2019 International Fly Tying Symposium this Fall. More details to come.