Darwin Atkin has a list of fly tying accomplishments that stands very tall. He is an award-winning fly tyer, teacher and one of the best people to ever grace our sport. I could list all of his accomplishments, but the list would be way too long for a blog entry. Google him and see for yourself.
About 5 years ago Darwin suffered a stroke and has not been able to flies since then. On July 25, while attending the FFF Conclave in Whitefish, Montana, he tyed two flies. The first he was unwilling to show to anyone. The second, a royal trude, was sold at the FFF Auction. Yours truly made the purchase.