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Catskill Curler Stonefly Nymph

This is the Catskill Curler, developed by Matthew Vinciguerra from Brooklyn New York and his fly was included in Art Flick's Master Fly Tying Guide, but because of Matthew's Brooklyn accent it was mispronounced as the "Catskill Coiler". This is a fairly simple pattern for a beginner tier.

Catskill Curler Stonefly

When I first started tying flies I would look for different patterns to help teach me new techniques. This is the Catskill Curler, developed by Matthew Vinciguerra from Brooklyn New York and his fly was included in Art Flick’s Master Fly Tying Guide, but because of Matthew’s Brooklyn accent it was mispronounced as the “Catskill Coiler”. This is a fairly simple pattern for a beginner tier. No dubbing required but has a double wingcase to add a new tying technique. Materials Catskill Curler Stonefly Nymph Hook: 3X Long Bodied Nymph Hook – Daiichi 1720 Size 4 -8 Thread: Brown 6/0 or 70 Denier Underbody: 2 strips of round lead free wire on each side of the hook Tail: Two Peccary fibers Wing Case: Dark brown turkey tail sections coated with a clear coat Abdomen: Turkey tail fibers and brown thread twisted into a rope Thorax: Tan ostrich herl with thread twisted into a rope Legs: Mottled light and dark brown hen ringneck pheasant tail fibers Rib: Copper Wire (optional) Head: Formed from turkey sections used for wing case

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Fly Fishers International – 2020 Fly Tying Challenge

(from FFI) FLY TYING CHALLENGE Overview: The Fly Tying Group is proud to announce the Second Fly Fishers International (FFI) Fly Tying Challenge.  Open to everyone regardless of skill level. (Members of the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors are not eligible to enter the contest). There are 5 categories: Overall, Dry Fly, Wet Fly, Nymph/ Crustacean...