Statehouse Streamers Written by Mark Favorite
The demands of Mark Favorite's occupation led him to try to balance his life as a health care professional against other creative outlets. He began tying classic Atlantic salmon flies in 1986 and quickly matured so that in 1995 he captured the coveted gold medal at the World Championship competition in Atlantic salmon fly tying. Favorite's attention then turned to teaching and demonstrating fly tying, throughout Scandinavia and New England. In 1999 he represented his home state of New Hampshire in fly tying at The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.. Presently, he teaches the art of Atlantic salmon fly tying through grants provided by The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts which is funded in part by The National Endowment for the Arts. This is Favorite's story of how he originated his set of five Statehouse streamers.