Catskill region in America has a unique history when it comes to dry flies. Many famous patterns and tyers originate from the river banks of the Catskill rivers and some of the best known belong to the Dette family.
Getting the slim and wide profile of a Heptagenia mayfly nymph with enough weight has been always an issue and the Clinger & Crawler beads solve this issue better than anything I've used in the past.
Bergman Fontinalis. An interesting pattern tied in honor of Ray Bergman as the name obviously suggests. Bergman’s friend Phil Armstrong designed and named the pattern and it’s part of the
Olive Witch. This is my favorite modification of Carrie Stevens pattern I’ve done. It’s of course a color variant of the famous Golden Witch that we’ve featured before. Sorry about
Ghost Minnow – Step by step. I thought I would open up the tying process a bit of the Ghost Perch posted previously but instead do it with a minnow
Ghost Perch I’m always trying out new materials to improve my flies. One element that I constantly felt was missing from my streamers was translucency. No matter how sparse and
Royal Coachman. Originally a variant of course from the Coachman wet fly was commercialized and named by the Orvis family in the last quarter of the 19th century. The red
Muddler Minnow step by step Don Gapen invented this legendary pattern for the Nipigon river in Canada. It was supposed to imitate Cockatush minnow which is a sculpin and called
Bullhead Diver I use quite a lot of Sculpin patterns that use different zonker and muddler head combinations. This one is the latest addition to the line and it differs
Mirage Beadhead. After posting the Hydropsyche Larva varation last week it got me thinking what is the fly I mostly use with it since I rarely fish it alone. Instead