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Neil M. Travis - Aug 13, 2012

Al Troth

Fly fishing lost another old friend with the death of Alfred Carl Troth, better known to most anglers simply as Al Troth. Al died at the age of 82 on August 3, 2012.

Al and his family moved from Pennsylvania in 1973 to Dillon, Montana where he went into business guiding and selling flies.

Most people associate Al Troth with his Elk Hair Caddis pattern that he developed in 1957. Like the Adams, the Elk Hair Caddis is a standard pattern that is found in the fly box of every serious trout angler.

Al was an accomplished fly tier, guide, photographer, and writer. He was also an accomplished marksman and hunter. Due to illness he retired from guiding in 1996.

Al is survived by Martha, his wife of 55 years, and his son Eric. At his request his ashes will be spread in his favorite fishing and hunting locations.


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