Fly Tying Season

by Brian Zinger on December 12, 2016

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Happy Holidays,


I hope everyone is enjoying the fresh snow we keep getting every few days. Definitely a better beginning to the winter and holiday season than last year. The cold and snow make me start thinking about spending much more time in doors. I like spending the evenings sitting by my wood burning stove with my favorite winter spirit,  twisting up some flies in preparation for spring 2017. I’ve already started helping folks fill the stocking of some lucky fly angler. However, the real fun starts right after the new year.


Fly tying season is just around the corner. The 2017 Castaway Fly Tying Club will reconvene at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at the Earthlogic building located at 56 main st. in Essex VT.  Just like last year, the Monday before I will post the fly I intend to tie that week with the recipe. Tying this fly the night of the event is optional.  but it will give people the chance to get materials they need, and help people tying along at home. It’s a great way to melt the winter away.


It hasn’t been exactly the best fishing weather recently here in Vermont, but the fishing has been pretty decent. Brian Cadoret just posted a couple of nice trout he caught over the weekend too Stream and Brook’s Facebook page.  From the pictures, it looks like he fooled fish with a few of different streamers and nymphs. Typical for this time of year. It’s not so much about the fly is mostly about a presentation that makes it easy for the fish to eat.


Be the best Santa you can be to your favorite fly angler. Purchase a gift certificate from Stream and Brook fly fishing guide service for the 2017 season.  We have gift certificates for all of our services as well as fly assortments that will be ready for opening day 2017.

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Eric DeGuise February 14, 2017 at 2:42 am

i am looking for information on classes for a beginner for me and my son , we would like to get into tying our own.

Thank You
Eric DeGuise

Brian Zinger February 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hi Eric,
I can arrange beginner fly tying for you and your son. Do you have your own fly tying vise and basic tools? Give me a call to discuss scheduling and other details. My number is 802-989-0398.

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