One-Pfoot was created and owned by Bill Franke of North Conway New Hampshire until May 2012. One-Pfoot was purchased at that time by Dan Hill of Erie PA.
Dan Hill is a Pennsylvania native. He started tying flies at age 7 and has been tying and fly fishing for 50 years. He tied commercially for several years and is particularly fond of tying and fishing classic soft hackle patterns.
Dan worked in a machine shop while attending undergraduate school and later earned a graduate degree and a law degree. He served as a Pennsylvania wildlife commissioner and worked on Capitol Hill as a Policy Advisor and Counsel.