Reminder: February 16th presentation with Tony Ritter

Tony Ritter will be joining us Saturday February 16th at 1pm at the Wulff Gallery located in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for a discussion on some of his great fish catching patterns and how they’ve evolved over the years.

February 16th, 2019 Guild Meeting -Tony Ritter

Mark those calendars early, as You won’t want to miss our February Guild meeting! Tony Ritter will be joining us Saturday February 16th at 1pm at the Wulff Gallery located in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for a discussion on some of his great fish catching patterns and how they’ve evolved over the years.

Volunteer Instructors Needed Jan/Feb 2018: 4H Fly Tying Classes

Everywhere you look you will find Guild members who enjoy spending their free time teaching and volunteering their time, and being able to pass our knowledge down the younger generations is one thing that helps keep the tradition alive. In the months of January and February Guild member Don Stewart will be running a series of 4H fly tying classes for kids that will run weekly in Middletown, NY. 4H will be supplying all of the materials and volunteers will be working with small groups of kids to help instruct a pattern. There will be other volunteers on hand but more are needed.

If you can make all or even only one of the dates on the following list Please contact Don Stewart ASAP via email at dstewartdude@gmail.com

Or by phone: 845-978-6512 or 845-342-3371

The classes will be held on the following dates:

January 11th, 18th, 25th and February 1st and 8th. All classes will begin at 7pm

Fly Tyers Needed: The Fly Fishing Show – Edison, New Jersey Jan 26, 27 & 28 2018

The Fly Fishing Show is back this year and in a new location: Edison New Jersey! The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild will have a booth at the new location and are in need of tyers to fill various rotating shifts throughout the 3 day weekend.

Any Guild members Interested in tying please contact John Kavanaugh at flymank@optonline.net or call: 973-219-7696

Exciting News from the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild: Kids on The Fly Northwest NJ!

The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a new chapter of Kids On The Fly in Northwestern NJ! This chapter will be run by Guild Members Nicole March of The Quilted Tyer and “Uncle Bob” Hopkins! Greg Becker of Whitewater Flies has graciously offered his fly shop for their monthly meetings, and we are grateful for his generosity as we work together to pass along the knowledge, history and art of fly tying to our younger generations. Their meetings will be held the first Saturday of each month from 9AM-11:30 AM!

The C.F.T.G. teams up with Kids on the fly!

The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild has recently teamed up with Kids On the Fly, New Jersey; to help spread the history, knowledge and passion that surrounds our obsessive time behind the vise. Donations were sent by way of vises, hooks and storage containers and we hope that these items, along with volunteering, will help further the mission that Kids On The Fly continues to accomplish with their teachings.

Free fly tying courses with Guild member Hank Rope will begin February 18th, 2017

The Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection and the Phoenicia Fish and Game Club will sponsor a series of free fly-tying classes beginning on February 18, 2017 at 10:00 am.
The first class will be held at the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection at the Phoenicia library, Main Street in Phoenicia on February 18.

The three additional classes, will be at Phoenicia Fish and Game on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper.

Preregistration is a must. Call or e-mail Hank Rope at: tyeflys@hvc.rr.com (845) 254-5904.

“The Wet-Fly Corner”-Thunder

I am always searching for new wet-fly patterns. While looking through Bergman’s Trout, I came across a pattern that intrigued me from the start. When I first I saw this pattern, on plate 8 of Trout, I thought to myself, “What a wonderful pattern to bring to life in my vise, then give it a try a fishing!” When I looked at the actual pattern recipe and saw the materials listed and colors called for, though, I thought to myself, “Who in their right mind came up with this color scheme—and why?” The fly I am speaking of is called the Thunder.