Arkansas' Baxter Bulletin website has an article about Mountain Home fly tyer Al Taylor. Mr Taylor is an accomplished fly tyer even though he is almost legally blind due to macular degeneration.
Taylor, who said he was diagnosed with macular degeneration more than six years ago, jokes that making flies these days he has to feel and beg — feel the materials to make the fly and beg people to tell him what color it is. "Is this the pink?" he asks a nearby person during a fly-tying demonstration last weekend.