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Gary LaFontaine

My friend the late Gary LaFontaine with my friend Al Miller.

A pioneer in using SCUBA gear for underwater research, he spent many bone-chilling hours observing trout and their insect prey species in their environment. He observed light patterns which reflected from the organisms and discovered that a trilobal polymer filament would, when blended with other materials in small amounts, reproduce these light patterns. Thus, his “Deep Sparkle” and “Sparkle” patterns came in to general usage with stunning results.

To ;learn more about Gary's contributions to our sport click here

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