❄️When the snow is falling and the rivers are high there’s no better way to shake off that cabin fever than by tying a few new patterns to stock those boxes. ❄️
I will be teaching two patterns this Sunday, March 4 at Ramsey outdoor in Succasunna New Jersey and the class is free! Just bring your vise and tools and come on down!
If you’re heading to The Fly Fishing Show at the new location in Edison NJ this week, stop on over to the Regal Vise – Regal Fly Tying Vise booth on Friday! I’ll be tying up a variety of Bass Agitators from 9-11am. Saturday I’ll be over at the Hardy Fly Fishing / Hodgman booth so come by an see us this weekend!
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.
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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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!
Tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th at 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!
I would like to thank the Ridge & Valley TU Chapter for inviting me to tie a few patterns for some of their members on June 7th, 2017. I demonstrated the Renegade dry fly and the Isonychia Wiggle
Both step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking the links to the fly names above. It was a great time and I hope that you were able to take something away from the demonstration, that you will be able to apply to your own tying.
It’s awesome when you have a whole room engaged and everyone discussing different aspects of patterns; as we all can learn different things from each other. There is a wealth of knowledge out there and to be able to share what I know with others, is what always makes this so much more enjoyable.
Even though I have been fishing since I was 3, I have only been tying flies for about 4 years, and no matter how long I do this, the urge to expand my knowledge will only get greater. So for me to share a table with another Tyer is always awesome in more ways than one. There’s much in the way of material discussions, techniques and history, along with a lot of laughing and thread breaking 😂😂