Category: Fly Tying Patterns

On My Vise: The Wiggle Frenchie

I fish frenchies a lot, and have had much success on them throughout the year. Especially in winter. I tie them on jig hooks with slotted tungsten beads, and on regular nymph hooks with brass, but then a skunked afternoon led me to a…

CFFCM Summerfest 2016.. and the mystery box!

Another summer, another year at Summerfest! Every year the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum holds their annual Summerfest. This is a fun celebration for the whole family where they hold a Hardy Cup Bamboo Rod Casting Competition along with fiberglass and graphite which…

On My Vise: There’s just something about a soft hackle..

What is it about soft hackle patterns that makes them such great fish catchers? The other night I was sitting at my vise trying to figure out what to tie, and once again I found myself migrating over to soft hackles. I love them….

The Kept: A book review 

This book takes place in upstate New York in the snow belt but has all the dangers of a family living in the western plains. When the wife returns to her family’s remote homestead in far upstate New York in a snowstorm to find…

On My Vise: The Beadhead Lafontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa

The LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa is such a great pattern that it doesn’t really need too much change. Like te old saying goes “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” but doesn’t mean you can just add a bead head 😂 .. And a…

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