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.

You can’t beat a red headed prince

January 21, 2019

Last weeks trip to the Blackback Pub for fly tying night was a treat. I’m looking forward to similar changes of venue in the future. This Wednesday it’s back to the home court and tying flies you gotta have. If you are going to bounce flies on the bottom, you have to give a red […]

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Mini’s for everything

January 8, 2019

Tomorrow evening kicks off the 2019 Castawayflies.com fly tying night. I’m looking forward to seeing folks I don’t get to see much after fall fishing, telling stories and tying up a ton of flies. As usual I start off tying flies I use a lot and lose a lot. The hottest fly in my box […]

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Fly tying season

December 28, 2018

Every year the fishing seasons come to an end, then hunting seasons comes to an end, then the Holiday season comes to an end and that’s when fly tying season begins. It’s the time when day light is at it shortest and air temperatures are at their coldest. It’s a great time of year to […]

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Get a lesson, give a lesson

April 13, 2018

This has been a fun week of tying flies. Everything from dry flies for trout, tiny jigs for panfish too 7-9 inch streamers for anything that can eat one. Kevin Ramerez stopped by Wednesday night for a lesson in not only how to tie these monstrous flies, but some knowledge on leader construction and knots […]

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X-caddis?

April 2, 2018

This Wednesday I’ll be tying the X-caddis. The X-caddis is a pattern I found out about around 20 years ago during the 2nd Winooski River Duel Fly Duel. I was not in the 1st year of the duel, so I wasn’t privy to the fly that kicked ass that first year. Every returning contestant had […]

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Caddis week

March 19, 2018

There is an aquatic species that is abundant in VT and available to trout in one form or another all season long. Caddis flies don’t get the glamor of Mayflies. After the Hendrickson’s and March Browns have come and gone there will still be caddis. Trout love caddis flies in all phases of their life […]

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