Wayne has tied most every type of fly he could get his vise clamped onto since 1974. He has demonstrated at numerous local, regional, national, and international events since 1980.
His work has been published in numerous magazines including Fly Rod and Reel, Western Outdoors, Fly Tyer, The Salmon Flyer, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, De Nederlandse Vliegvisser, Fiske för Alla, Flugfiske I Norden, VilmarksLiv, and Fly Fusion. Books featuring his work include the 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, Volume Five (1996), and Volume Six (1999) Patterns of the Masters edited by David L. Nelson and J.D. “Skip” Hosfield, Fly Tying: Adventures in Fur, Feathers and Fun by John McKim, The Atlantic Salmon Fly: The Fly Tyers and Their Art by Judith Dunham, The World’s Best Trout Flies edited by John Roberts, Fluenes dronning by Runar Warhuus, and Tying the Classic Salmon Fly edited by Michael Radencich. In 2002 Stackpole Books released Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started edited by Jon Rounds, with flies tied by Wayne. Also his work has been included in several calendars. Videos and articles by Wayne can also be found at a number of websites.
Wayne received the Fly Fishers International Wayne “Buz” Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award in 1991.
Wayne’s “specialty” centers most on teaching the details of fly tying through better understanding of the nature of tying materials as well as better application and use of tying thread.