The concept for Heritage Angling Products is rooted in a deep tradition of fly tying and fishing that goes back three generations. In the 1950's, my grandparents Al and Fran Zyle began in their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan what was to become one of the state's largest sporting goods stores, Al and Bob's Sports. From the time my grandmother sat with me in her small cottage in Newaygo, Michigan as a boy and taught me to tie my first fly a passion has burned in me that will never be quenched.

My hope is to share with others this passion thru offering unique, quality tying materials whose only limitations are the tier's imagination.

Al and Fran

The above photo is of Al and Fran Zyle after a successful day of trout fishing on the Rogue River near Rockford, Michigan that was taken in 1948 and appeared in the Grand Rapids Press.

We owe our thanks to those anglers both past and present who are responsible for the many innovations and techniques that we use today.

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