Messing with a Classic: The Rough Gordon

Taken from the October 2011 Catskill Fly Tyers Gazette Messing with a Classic: The Rough Gordon by Niklas Dahlin “Theodore Gordon’s Gordon Quill, probably better known as the Quill Gordon, is one of my absolute favorites, both to tie and to fish, and both are equally important to me. I especially use it during our…

CJ’s Flies- “The Davidson Special”

“The Davidson Special” Photo, fly and article by “Catskill John” Bonasera “I have always loved flies with “Special” in their name. It seems they get that title from actually being special. During a meeting on-stream with an angler he didn’t know, Theodore Gordon plucked a mayfly from the nearby bushes, tied an imitation, and gave…

“The Wet-Fly Corner”-White Miller

“One of my favorite things to do is to fish the Willowemoc in the late-night hours, from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. Late-night fly fishing is challenging, a little tricky, and a bit spooky. What first got me intrigued with it were the stories of large browns coming out to feed, but what really got my attention was the sound of violent strikes being made on the surface of the water by feeding trout.

“Arts of the Angler” 2015 Danbury CT

Once a year the Ethan Allen hotel fills with some of the most artistic fly tyers around. There are oil paintings, sketches watercolors, A live auction and a great deal to learn.  Every year not only is the room full of many Guild members tying at their own tables, but the Guild has their own…