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The beginning, but the end

by Brian Zinger on April 16, 2019

With the beginning of the 2019 trout season comes the end to the 2019 Cast Away flies, hot stove fly tying club meetings. Tomorrow evening will be the last time we’ll get together at Earthlogic to make creature creations to fool fish. Now is the time when we can put all the hours behind a vise this winter to use. We twisted up a ton of flies over the past 4 months so now we can just go fishing. I’ll still be tying on my own, particularly on days I can’t go fishing. Hopefully I can get the gang together for a pre Ditch Pickle meeting to get ready for that event.

One of the reasons that I will continue to tie is that I just received a couple of orders with flies I don’t have in inventory. No problem, I’m always happy to get people folks the flies they need. If you find yourself in need of flies, give me a call, I’ll get them ready and out to you.

One of the flies I’ve got to tie for my friend, Don Martin, is a brown stone fly nymph. I know there are brown stone flies, but I have only ever fished/tied gold and black. He said he never fishes gold. He loves brown and black for steelies when he fishes the tribs of Lake Ontario. So, I’m going to tie up some browns for myself as well and fish them this year, and he is going to give gold a try. I tie all stones the same way just change the colors of body parts.

Brown Stone nymph

hook: size 8-12 curved stone fly hook

thread: 6/0 brown

antenna/tail: brown goose biots

rib: thin copper wire

legs : brown/orange rubber

wing case: thin skin

abs/thorax: med brown dub



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.

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.   […]

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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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