Chris was honored by receiving The Buz Buszak Memorial Award from The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) which represents the highest honor in fly tying. In addition to being a FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor, Chris Helm was awarded the Educator Of The Year Award by the FFF Great Lakes Council. Teaching fly tying was an interest of Chris’ for well over 25 years. Chris Helm enjoyed writing magazine articles and making instructional DVD's. Because of his expertise in the world of hair tying, he has done almost a dozen DVDs on tying, the majority of which deal with hair.