Wendy Krag O’Neil
While they were living in Santa Fe in the ‘90s, Wendy’s husband, Tom, introduced her to fly fishing, which quickly became a true passion. Along with being an avid angler, she is also a silversmith, now living in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts and working out of a studio that is located in the hay loft of an old, renovated barn. Wendy feels very lucky to have been able to combine her two favorite passions. She handcrafts sterling-silver belt buckles, key chains, bracelets, cuff links and charms with fish, fly-fishing, and island themes. She loves both cold stream trout fishing and the thrill of saltwater angling. Over the years, Wendy has become involved in several inspirational organizations that deeply care about our environment and angling culture, including Casting for Recovery, United Women on the Fly, Stripers Forever, and the American Museum of Fly Fishing.