As reported in Fly Fisherman mag (Jan - Feb issue);
Fly tier Fran Beters, creator of the Haystack, the Usual and Asuable Wulff series of fly patterns died from congestive heart failure at his home in Jay, New York, on Sept. 6, 2009. He was 78.
he article goes on to speak about his growing up in the Adirondacks and his contributions to fly fishing; His fly-tying skills were legendary and in addition to commercial tying efforts, he taught classes and seminars.
I have never met Mr. Betters but I am aware of his reputation as a fly-tier. He will be missed.
LM since 2005 Bushwacker Deputy Sherif from S.E. Pa.