Sharon E. Wright lives in Lisbon, Maine, between the Sabattus and Androscoggin Rivers. Her inherited interest in Maine tradition and history is evident in her original fly designs which have become her signature in the fly-tying community. Her great-great-great-grandfather was Joshua Gross Rich, one of Mainea (TM)s earliest and most prominent outdoor sporting pioneers of the famed Rangeley Lakes region. Sharon loves to share her passion for tying classic patterns and their histories, which has evolved into presentations, shows, and classes throughout the country. Her work reflects her heritage, the region, and her family history and has appeared in nationaland international publications.
"Sharon E. Wright is one of those rare fly tiers whose precision and perfection at the vice results in pure artistry. Her original featherwing streamer, the Maine Streamer, is a classic design. Wright, an able follower of the late and iconic streamer tier, Carrie Stevens, shares her tying know-how and passion for the Rangeley streamer heritage in her new book, "Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers." The book promises to become a must-have text for any serious tier or follower of the fabled Rangeley Lakes era."--V. Paul Reynolds"editor, "Northwoods Sporting Journal"" (10/01/2014) "Featherwing streamers reached the pinnacle of artistic and tying methodologies in the Rangeley region of Maine with the patterns of Carrie Stevens (1882-1953). Now comes Sharon E. Wright's beautifully documented text on this tying style. Its details are abundantly plentiful, as are the great color photos and carefully explained methodologies for creating these extraordinary imitations. No tier can call themselves 'compleat' without having carefully studied this book and making these techniques their own."--Dr. Gary A. Borger"Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County" (10/01/2014) "Sharon E. Wright has left no stone unturned in her "Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers." The photography is simply breathtaking, the history is a pleasant read that enlightened me, and the list of patterns and tying steps could keep a tier busy forever. I've had the opportunity to meet and get to know many fly tiers over the years with my International Fly Tying Symposium and Fly Fishing Shows. Sharon joined us not long ago and has immediately become a favorite for many attendees. Not only is her tying table like an artist's canvas, colorful and meticulously organized, she loves to share her knowledge of tying. So now Sharon is an author. I'm so happy for her, because her effort in writing her book demonstrates the same attention to detail as her tying, her table displays at the shows, and her rapport with show customers. "Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers" is definitely in an elite category of its own and a centerpiece in any person's library."--Chuck Furimsky"director, International Fly Tying Symposium" (10/01/2014) ""Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers" by Sharon E. Wright not only tells the long story of the flies made by Carrie Stevens and her contemporaries; it shows the autopsy of an actual Carrie Stevens fly, establishing once and for all how the flies are made."--Morgan Lyle"About.com" (01/02/2015) "What I take away from the book, though, beyond the dazzle and the innovation, is the solid information about tying techniques. Although it deals with a topic that has a well-defined tradition, this really is a book written 'from a tier's perspective.' If you tie, there are things you can learn here and use, whether you tie featherwing streamers or not."--Bud Bynack""California Fly Fisher"" (10/01/2015)