My Custom Fly Tying Scrap Bins and Etsy Shop

Peacock and flies fly tying scrap bin

Last year while tying at my bench, I realized how aggravating it was to always have to reach under the table to put my clippings in, or when I tied at shows; scrounging around looking for an empty paper cup so that my bench wasn’t a mess. Which in turn created another eye sore; basically the paper cup full of clipped feathers. Remembering one I had made for my sewing bench, I messed with the pattern a little more and came up with one that would work better for fly tying!

I made a few test patterns for me and my husband to use at home. And over time I have tried to perfect them before selling them online.

MORE INFORMATION ON MY CUSTOM FLY TYING SCRAP BINS

THE ETSY SHOP IS NOW OPEN!

I have had quite a deal of interest recently and at this time, and am trying as hard as I can to meet up with the demand, so please bare with me, as my Etsy Shop isn’t fully stocked just yet.  Anything there that is listed “Ready to ship” will ship out immediately on the next business day. I have been taking custom orders through Instagram and email at the moment and wanted to take a few moments to explain how the bins work and what the pricing is. I have a wide range of fabrics with more coming in every week so please take a look; and If you dont see what you want do not hesitate to ask. I fabric shop once a week as well as order online every two weeks.

My bins currently come in 2 different styles. Weighted and Unweighted and fabric choices and more information can be found at the link below:

MORE INFORMATION ON MY CUSTOM FLY TYING SCRAP BINS

The opening of new chapter of Kids On The Fly: Northwest NJ!

Kids on the Fly

I’m proud to announce that I will be part of a new Kids On The Fly chapter being held in Northwest, NJ!

The art of fly tying, as with anything in life that we enjoy; is a never-ending learning experience which continues to grow right along with us as we get older. We find ourselves up all night spending countless hours behind the vise tying up patterns we hope will bring fish to our nets, fishing every minute we can, attending shows, watching seminars, asking questions and deciphering the answers, reading books and sifting through the history of what came before us; all while trying to retain what we have taken in so we can apply it to our own personal use on the water.

Kids on the Fly, NWNJ
Kids on the Fly, NWNJ

We have all seen first hand the positive influence that fly fishing has had on our own lives, anyone who has worked with/participated in PHWFF/Casting for Recovery or the many volunteer organizations which promote healing through tying and fishing; knows how much of an impact it really has. It creates and opens up a whole new world. Someone who once felt like they were alone, now has an entirely new community to converse with. Working with my Project Healing Waters chapter has repeatedly proven this time and time again with new participants. We also meet countless people in our travels, some of which turn into friendships with that stay with us throughout our lives. We even find that over time we have created these extended families that we look forward to seeing at events, that we laugh with and share stories.

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Outdoor Wanderings: Sundays aren’t always sucker-free!

Aww. "With a face only a mother could love."
Aww. “With a face only a mother could love.”

For many fishermen, suckers aren’t something that you purposely go out and target. Especially not on a river that’s famous for big, wild, brown trout. But not too long ago on the Delaware river, that’s exactly what happened.

“Without a thought in my head aside from wondering what kind of moron wears flip flops when I know damn well there are plenty of spiders running full speed over these rocks. ::Puke:: As I glanced upwards and out of the corner of my eye, about to make a comment, I caught a glimpse of the dark shadows moving in the pool at the bottom of the riffle.

“What the hell are those..”

Suckers..”

And just like that, I forgot we were there for trout..”

If you’re in need of a laugh, click here to read the full story on my blog

 

Upcoming Event: “Meet the Bloggers” at the International Fly Tying Symposium in Lancaster, P.A. November 11th 2017 @ 3PM

International Fly Tying Symposium

If you will be attending the International Fly Tying Symposium in Lancaster, PA this weekend, please join us for a Q&A session during “Meet the Bloggers” at the International Fly Tying Symposium in Lancaster, P.A. November 11th 2017 @ 3PM

“The discussion, moderated by Chuck Furimsky, starts at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and includes audience questions.”

I have been invited to join the “Meet the Bloggers” panel along with Tim Cammisa, Tim Flagler, Josh Miller, John Shaner, Son Tao and Walt Young.

The show goes on for two days and the ballroom will be filled with fly tyers and seminars, so bring a notebook, a pen and all of your questions as there is much to learn! Please see the link above for more information on prices, times and directions.

See you at the show!

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Upcoming Fly Tying Demonstration: November 4th, 2017 @ 1pm

Arts of the Angler

Saturday, November 4th @ 1 PM, I will be giving a fly tying demonstration during the Arts of the Angler show, which is being held at the Ethan Allen hotel in Danbury Connecticut.

I will be demonstrating different fly patterns using the Flymen Fishing Company Wiggle Shanks.These Shanks give more movement to your nymphs and emergers that can help entice some of those picky trout.

 
If you’re in the area please stop over and enjoy the show! There Will be two days full of fly tying demonstrations and presentations from many people.

So as I always recommend; grab a notebook, a pen and bring all of your questions; as there is a wealth of knowledge out there that many of us enjoy sharing with you!
NOVEMBER 4 AND NOVEMBER 5
ETHAN ALLEN INN
DANBURY, CT
DAILY ADMISSION $12
WEEKEND PASS $20
KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE
HOURS: SATURDAY 9:00AM-5PM & SUNDAY 9AM-3PM
The Arts of the Angler is a full feature fly fishing show in an elegant atmosphere. Here one will find the finest contemporary and collectible fly fishing tackle and accessories, fly tying materials and display flies, books, gifts, destinations, instruction, guiding and services for the fly fishing community. Saturday features a silent auction with items sure to be of interest to the discerning collector and aficionado. “

Nicole March of The Quilted Tyer will be giving a fly tying demonstration this Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 1pm during Arts of the Angler

“Adding more movement to your nymphs and Emergers”

Nicole may have a soft spot for tying and fishing soft hackles and streamers, but doesn’t like to to limit herself to becoming an expert on any one subject. For her, it’s more about becoming a well-rounded fly tyer and fly fisher, so as to adapt to different conditions on the water.

A few years ago she wanted to do more to help others who were new to tying and fishing, and signed up with the local Project Healing Waters chapter. Project Healing Waters quickly became something that herself, as well as other participants in her group, look forward to with every new meeting and outing. She tries to come up with fun and informative lessons when teaching, and enjoys seeing the enthusiasm, especially when what was taught in class, is being utilized on the water during a trip.

Whether it’s a fly tying demonstration or TU presentation shes giving, Nicole enjoys the interactions, history and discussions, and always; encourage as many questions as possible. “I love knowing this is a never-ending learning experience, and will continue to share and help others. When someone tells me they are finally comfortable asking questions they had once been afraid to ask, thinking they would be laughed at or considered a ‘newbie’ or ‘beginner’, it reminds me why I enjoy what I do, and why I continue to teach.”

Nicole March is an active member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, the Assistant Project Lead for PHWFF New City, New York, creates step-by-step fly tying tutorials for Dette Trout Flies and also works as the Event Specialist for the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.
She recently created a youth coloring & activity book called “Its all about Fly Fishing”, and is a pro team member with Regal Vise, Lagartun and Flymen Fishing Company.
Nicole maintains a blog at http://www.thequiltedtyer.com

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