Rainy's was founded in 1971 by Rainy Riding. Rainy began fishing with flies on a spin cast rod with her grandfather at age 5. She has always maintained her passion for fly fishing. Shortly after Rainy was married she became a secretary to Art Jones (adjunct professor for USU Extension classes). One evening he called her in a panic. Too many had signed up for his fly tying class. Rainy was given the challenge of learning how to tie flies within a 1/2 hour notice so that she could teach half the class. Rainy exuded a natural ability and keen interest in the art of fly tying. Each subsequent week she learned more fly patterns and continued to teach half the class. She has been a gifted fly tying instructor ever since. Over 40 years later, with a lot of hard work and good associates along the way, Rainy and her business partner Ellen Clark run a multi-national fly tying business leading the industry with the highest quality flies and cutting-edge innovation.