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Slump Busted

by Brian Zinger on February 21, 2019


Small showing at last night. Thankfully Jamie showed to give Aaron and I a little insight on tying up Slumpbusters.

These are zonker style streamers that can be tied in a variety of ways and catch a number of different species. Aaron did some homework, he had a different way of securing the rabbit strip tail/body. After working with both techniques we thought Jamie’s way was easier to apply.

Another fun night sharing skills and techniques to hopefully catch more fish. I got the feeling Jamie them ties in olive or chartreuse.





Moving on.

by Brian Zinger on February 12, 2019

Last week the club meeting at Berdas got iced out, but Aaron and I still showed and got a couple flies tied over a couple of brews. We will be back to Berdas for sure. This week is the clubs week off from meeting, but that doesn’t mean we stop moving on with tying.


Recently I’ve been doing golden stone flies. A staple in most Vermont rivers so should be in you fly box as well. This particular pattern was introduced to me by Wes Butler, a guide from the past turned warden. Pronounced wing cases and UV ice dub makes this fly different from others and very attractive to trout. I have incorporated those differences into my black stone fly nymphs with similar good production.



Hangin with the vice

January 29, 2019

I have been spending more time sitting at my vice than anything else. Could be worse, but I got to start getting out side and enjoying the snow and ice. There are many things going on as we head into February. Top of the list is the fly tying, of course. I have switched off […]

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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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Blackback Pub Fly tying night

January 4, 2019

For a few years now, I have had a fly case displayed at the Blackback Pub during the fishing season. These flies are for sale and they are the same flies that Stream and Brook flying fishing guides use to put clients onto fish. The content is mostly trout flies for fishing local waters.  At […]

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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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