Leon’s son, Kim Chandler, tells a story of how his father, his brother Jeff, and himself walked into a fly shop in Craig, Montana and noticed two Japanese men getting outfitted with gear. Once the two men took notice of Leon, they rushed over and were so excited it was as if they had met the President of the United States. They insisted on having their picture taken with Leon. Kim also told a story of how, when Leon was traveling out of his motor home and fishing on the Missouri River, he accidentally snagged an entire length of line with a fish still attached to it. What’s more is that he recognized it as Cortland 444 and, after setting the fish free, he took the line to a local fly shop and told them to ask around if someone was missing their fly line, leaving his contact information. Surely enough, Leon received a call a couple months later from a gentleman in New York whom the fly line belonged to, Chandler met up with him and gave him a tour of the Cortland factory. This story epitomizes Leon Chandler. Yes, he enjoyed his travels abroad and was awestruck by the fact that he was so lucky to enjoy that part of it, but he could also make an adventure out of something as ordinary as snagging someone’s fly line. Most anglers would have left the line, took it for themselves, or set it in the trash, but Chandler took it one step further going on a search for the person it belonged to, sharing his experience and making a complete stranger’s day.