Coming to you from a secret bunker somewhere East of the Walt Whitman Bridge (we are big fans of his sampler), we bring news of the retirement of Scientific Angler's Bruce Richards. From the article at OurMidland.com:
Richards, who retired last week after 33 years with Midland-based Scientific Anglers/3M, oversaw development and production of the fly lines that helped create the image and the boom in fly fishing that followed it.
Mr. Smith, we enjoy your work. The Sharkskin stuff, not so much but that's just our opinion.