Times were tight for Dan "Bimbo" Gifford back in the summer of 2012. This longtime union carpenter and laborer was looking forward to retirement after a 30 year career.
He had just 72 hours to work before qualifying for a full pension. Dreams shattered in an instant when Gifford severed his Achilles tendon and was unable to get work.
Gifford and his wife were able to survive with the small income she brought in and from a small panfish fly Gifford tied while trying to recover.
He calls his bait the Bimbo Skunk. When two anglers living 250 miles apart asked if I had ever heard of...+ read more
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