Peggy Brenner resides in Florida, close to some of the best saltwater and freshwater fly fishing. She has been tying for several decades now; my specialty is flies that fish well. Starting with the basic trout and saltwater flies, progressing to Classic Maine Streamers at United Fly Tyers and now Classic Salmon flies with a one-year apprenticeship through the NH Council for the Arts; Traditional Arts Program. Newly retired, I have my second apprentice through the same program for a year to pass on the skills. Awarded the Dick Nelson Teaching Award by FFI. She ties for a select group of customers, as well as giving instruction with a focus on Ladies’ and children’s classes, presentations, and demonstrations around the country for shops and clubs.
Peggy was a feature fly tyer as part of the; “A Graceful Rise” exhibit featuring women of the past, present, and future influential to the world of fly fishing at the American Fly Fishing Museum. Peggy is a past Board member Fly Tying Group and Fly Tying Chair of the FFI Expo, past President of International Women’s Fly Fishers, and Advisor to United Fly Tyers. Peggy is also a member of several pro-staff teams including Whiting Farms, Partridge of Redditch, Regal, and several others. Mostly I enjoy fly fishing with my husband Jerry and we both like to share the sport with others.