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
02/04/20 shared by Jerry Coviello from Chalfont PA
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