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Old 10-23-2013, 03:37 AM
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Default What makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly?

Being pretty confused about it and tried Google, but nothing that explains what makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly. Can you please explain it to me?

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Default Re: What makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly?

google found alot about catskill dry flies, not all of it worthy

try this page. scroll down to chapter 1 "the catskill dry fly"

Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies: Mike Valla: 9781934753019: Amazon.com: Books Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies: Mike Valla: 9781934753019: Amazon.com: Books


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http://midcurrent.com/flies/quill-gordon/
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Default Re: What makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly?

Probably the thing that you'll notice most about traditional Catskill dry flies is the bare hook space just behind the eye. This area was intentionally left undressed because the leader-to-hook knot of the day in the Catskills was the Turle knot; which required that space on the hook.


If you watch the last segment of the movie A River Runs Through It, you'll find a comment that at least some still prefer the Turle to the more modern Clinch knot. But, having said that, I have yet to use a Turle knot and I doubt that I ever will.

Other than that, lots of hackle and a precisely proportioned tie are also hallmarks of the Catskill style dry.

Check out a post or two by FlySlinger on Catskill dries; with pics. Also check out the traditional dry flies by people like Art Flick and the Dettes.

There is also a Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, which can be a good source of information on how to tie traditional Catskill dries. The Guild usually has a boot at the major Fly Shows in the Winter/early Spring. One of my friends, Mike Romanofsky, ties for them at the Somerset NJ show.

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Default Re: What makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly?

It's just the position of the hackle. A couple of turns behind and then the rest in front of the wing. The term Catskill style only distinguishes them from other hackled dries such as thorax style or parachutes
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Default Re: What makes a catskill dry fly a catskill dry fly?

Okay. Thank you for the explanation.

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