As the deadline approached for the fly tying contest being held by P.H.W.F.F. itself, the guys unanimously decided that the low-water woolly bugger was their fly of choice. After working on the entries which were to be mailed shorty after, the guys presented Harry with a flag and a plaque in honor of his service
I couldn’t make it to our April 26th meeting but our newest volunteer Michael Signorelli took over for me and the guys had an awesome time!
“We had a full house at the April 26th meeting, which took place a few days before our trip up to the Upper Delaware system. The guides told us to tie up some Adams in preparation. But, guess what, we tied some Gray Wulff variations instead. It was perhaps a fitting choice, since Lee Wulff created the fly in the Catskills almost 90 years ago. The group learned a few tricks when it comes to tying wings on a Wulff. [As we progressed through the steps, some of the tyers morphed the pattern into Comparaduns, Bombers, and even a Neversink Skater.] It was a very productive session that turned out a few very decent flies. Spirits were high at the end of the night. And the trip up to the Catskills promises to be a classic. ” -Michael Signorelli
The April 12, 2017 meeting of our Project Healing Waters group was spent outside for the first day of mild weather to improve some casting! We had a fishing trip coming up in May and it was great to get out and brush up on those skills
Our PHWFF New City meeting on February 22, 2017 was a busy one!
Half the room was filled with participants who were working on their rods for the Competition and the other half was set up for our fly tying group.
Our January 11th meeting was a pretty busy one! Some of you who have been in our program over the last few years, might remember that this is the time of year where we split the class in two for a few sessions. Some of you will build fly rods with Harry and the rest of you will be tying with me. The fly tying will also be split up in two groups as well for anyone who is new. New participants will begin with me for your 101 sessions and the other half of the class will continue with me on our 201.
Our November 9th PHWFF New City, New York meeting was lead by Harry who took over our Fly Tying for the evening and taught our participants his BWO Dry Fly. This step-by-step I have put together to help aide in those who are tying at home after meetings, It may be little different from what you were taught that night.
I have done my best to tie this in Harry’s style and all instructions will be word for word from his pattern, (with a few of my comments) to help match up with what you took in that evening, in way of his techniques.
Just keep in mind that even though I am tying this fly based on his instructions in the way he taught you that night; all individual tyers have different techniques.
Me and Harry teach our dry fly techniques different and have different styles, which is why every few months when we switch who teaches the pattern for the evening, you are actually expanding your knowledge. Its great to learn from different tyers!
So here we go!
July 27, 2016 6pm-8pm New City New York We had a pretty full house at tonights meeting! Some members returned after a hiatus, others returned after a trip to Alaska and we even had a few new tyers! On the lesson today was the Isonychia Soft Hackle fly pattern and a bead head version. We… Continue reading PHWFF July 27, 2016-Isonychias