Fly Tying Club

Welcome to the Castaway Fly Tying Club. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of each month at 7:00p.m. We meet at my office in the Earthlogic building 56 Main St. Essex Jct VT. We open fly tying season the first week of January and go until the time would be better spent on the water in the spring. Each week there will be two flies selected to tie. These flies will be posted the Monday before the meeting, along with their recipe so that club members can prepare for Wednesday and so anyone visiting the site can tie along or just to see what’s going on the vise from week to week. Go to the fly selection link for information on purchasing any of the flies posted here.

Long time no Post…

by Brian Zinger on May 14, 2017

Copper John

If you don’t know me, I’m not a social media guy. I’m not a computer guy! The reason why, you ask? I spent much time fishing and hunting as a young man and not keeping up with technology. I am getting better and I really want to learn, but the time I spend writing a post, I could be fishing. Anyway, I love to give back when I can, so I’ll keep learning and posting stuff I hope everyone enjoys reading.

deer hair bass/pike flies

The fly club got together finally this past Wednesday. Everyone was tying bass and pike flies. There I sat tying #16 copper johns. I’m still trying to fill some last minute orders for trout and add to my own trout box. I eventually tied a couple poppers for lake and pond bass fishing. I’ve been doing more bass and pike fishing over the years. John Synnott and I have joined up once again for the Ditch Pickel Classic as team Castaway. We’ll be looking to back up our 6 place rookie season last year, so I will be putting some quality time into bass flies soon.



Tonight’s fly tying called off due to the Flu

by Brian Zinger on March 29, 2017

I’ve had the flu for the past couple of days so not much to say. I don’t get sick.  I haven’t had the flu since I was a kid. Go ahead and flu shot shame me. This will be the last year that I don’t get one because everything about having the flu sucks. I hate missing work, I hate missing play. I’ve been worrying about infecting my family and every part of my body aches.  Lets get back together next Wednesday.


Lets try that again

March 26, 2017

The last fly tying night was rudely postponed due to winter storm Stella, who dumped close to 3 feet of snow in northern Vermont.   That night has been moved to this Wednesday March 29th. iIwill still be working on Clouser’s minnows. We will also get together at our regularly scheduled time of Wednesday April […]

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Go big, and go for Bass and Pike.

March 13, 2017

Attendance at the Wednesday night fly tying sessions have been small. This weeks fly could change that as we go big, tying fly’s mostly tied for large species. I am a self proclaimed trout bum, so I have primarily tied trout flies. Over the past several years, I have changed my tune a little for […]

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March is Military Appreciation Month

March 6, 2017

March is Military Appreciation Month at Stream and Brook Fly Fishing Guide Service. With the safe return of ALL Vermont National Guards and the Green Mountain Boys from their recent overseas mission, Stream and Brook would like to show our appreciation and say thanks to all service personnel. During the month of March, we are […]

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Fish Food

February 28, 2017

Sorry for being a bite late with this fly of the week post. I’m sure everybody has been eagerly awaiting. There are a couple of aquatic insects that are available in some phase of their life cycle, most of the year. One of the most important is the caddis. Caddis are most important because of […]

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