TYING CATSKILL-STYLE DRY FLIES - Book Review - December 14, 2009
TYING CATSKILL-STYLE DRY FLIES
Once every few years a very special book comes on the market. In recent years we have had an abundance of fly-fishing books that cover every aspect of the sport of fly-fishing. While many of these books have provide fly-fishers with valuable information about various aspects of the sport many of them have merely been a rehash of what has already been published elsewhere. Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies is a truly outstanding addition to angling literature, and a substantial contribution to the history of one of the truly special places and special people that have left us a considerable legacy.
FAOL Catskill Fly Patterns
Elsie Darbee flies were dressed by Elsie
Steven, the Elsie Darbie darby flies were dressed by Elsie. I got the pictures from Terry Hellekson, who in turn got the flies from Glenn Overton's fly collection. Yeah, the Wonder Wax Glenn Overton. He used to hang out at the Darbee's house as a kid.
Here's a tie of mine, a version of the Cross Special, designed by Rube Cross. The fly, according to Rube, was not named after himself, rather the fly is a "cross" between a Hendrickson and a Cahill.
11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not Assume!
Eric: Thank You for the clarification. The old "A**-U-ME", got me again.