Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creepy Nymph

Just messing with some ideas.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Creepy Anglers

You never know who you'll find fishing. These snaps crack me up.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crabby Amy

A green crab pattern. Named after my beloved. Am I in trouble yet?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Realistic Nymphs: The Eyes Have It

Adding eyes and some other subtle touches makes for more productive nymphs. Predator trout key in on the eyes of their prey.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Something For The Fall Brookies

Been messing with this pattern to entice some fall trout with streamers. So far it's going well. Like the sparser hackle for better activity in the water.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nice Vise

Saw this recently and I must say, "That's a nice set of wheels."

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Matching Major Eastern Hatches: New Patterns for Selective Trout (Headwater Books, 2011) by Henry Ramsay is a must read for anglers and tyers who ply their craft on Eastern waters.  In this treasure you will find loads and loads of highly useful patterns.  Tying instructions are clear and well-illustrated with superb photographs. There are awesome, detailed and very captivating pictures of the naturals as well. I had some time at the recent Arts of The Angler in Danbury, CT to chat with Henry and let me tell you he is the real deal with great knowledge. His clear thinking is reflected in his writing. And he's a good guy to boot. Check out his website: Read more and get Henry's book at

Friday, November 18, 2011

Kids On The Fly Closes Up Shop

Just heard that Kids On The Fly will cease operations after 6 years due to a lack of adult volunteers. Adults dropped the ball on that one.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gammarus Success

Just got word from a loyal customer: The Gammarus flies with the tungsten weight are bringing fish to the net.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Federation of Fly Fishers At The Symposium

The Northeast Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will be at the Symposium this coming weekend. We will have our annual fly plate raffle and a special raffle to a Greys 10' Streamflex rod, reel, line, fly box and flies tyed by yours truly. It is a perfect Czech nymphing outfit. Just add water and fish. Tickets for the rod raffle are 2/$10 and 5/$20.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

International Fly Tying Symposium 2012

It's that time of year again. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Arts Of The Angler Show

Next weekend at the Ethan Allen Inn, Exit 4 off I84 in Danbury, CT. A bunch of fly-tyers, rod-makers and purveyors of fine fishing collectibles. Come by and check it out. Sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.