Category Archives: Catskill

Joe Fox ties a Catskill style Red Quill

NOTE: I’ve had the honor of tying flies for Dette Trout Flies and Joe is a pleasure to work with. It’s awesome to be able to tie for a fly shop with so much history surrounding it.
-Paul

Joe Fox of Dette Trout Flies in Roscoe, NY, demonstrates how he ties a classic Catskill style Red Quill dry fly.

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Flies Around the Net – December 2016

Here are the final Flies Around the Net for 2016. It has been a year of good vibes and good times for FrankenFly. I want to thank all of you for coming and visiting the website. I’m glad all of you are finding it interesting enough to come back to the site to get even more into fly fishing! I love this sport and I’m glad all of you do too! Here’s to an even better 2017!

Thank you!
-Paul

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Filed under Carp flies, Catskill, Deer Hair, Dry Fly, Intruders, Muskie, nymphs, Pike, Realistic, Streamers, Trout flies

Bradley Special – Ricky Bassett

Bradley Special

Bradley Special

Ricky Bassett tied up this beautiful Bradley Special. This was an old dry fly pattern tied by the Dettes of Roscoe, New York. The fly shop, Dettes Trout Flies, is still there and ran by their grandson, Joe Fox. I think the body of this fly is especially interesting.

According to the book, The Founding Flies, “In the late 1930s, William Bradley, an early member of the Beaverkill Trout Club, requested that the Dettes custom tie this fly.”

Ricky is a skilled fly tier that continues to practice the Catskill dry fly style of tying. He did a great job on this one!

Materials list:
Bradley Special Size 14
Wings: Mallard
Tail: red brown spade hackle, rooster
Body: sparse amount of red fox squirrel spun between two strands of red silk.
Hackle: Red brown rooster
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Flies Around the Net – September 2016

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Filed under Catskill, nymphs, Poppers, Streamers, Trout flies

Lady Benson – Catskill Dry Fly

DRESSING:
HOOK: GAMAKATSU F11B #12
TAIL: GOLD PHEASANT TIPPET
BODY: PINK SILK
RIBBING: BLACK THREAD
WING: MALLARD FLANK
HACKLE: BROWN & GRIZZLY

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Ginger Quill

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions latest fly tying video has Matt Grobert show you how to tie a beautiful, timeless Catskill classic, the Ginger Quill.

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Flies Around the Net – October

Daniel Seaman

tied by Daniel Seaman

Brandon Bailes

tied by Brandon Bailes

Ben Lupton

tied by Ben Lupton

Sex Dungeon tied by Gunnar Brammer

Sex Dungeon tied by Gunnar Brammer

tied by Kjell-Ove Karlsen

tied by Kjell-Ove Karlsen

Devil Dancer tied by Matt Grajewski

Devil Dancer tied by Matt Grajewski

tied by Micke Sash-up Anderson

tied by Micke Sash-up Anderson

Gray Wulff tied by Miroslaw Senderski

Gray Wulff tied by Miroslaw Senderski

Black Ghost tied by Paul Slaney

Black Ghost tied by Paul Slaney

tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Paul J. Beel

Ginger Quill - Roberto Brenda

Ginger Quill – Roberto Brenda

Caddis Pupa tied by William Ensiferum

Caddis Pupa tied by William Ensiferum

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Classic Dry Fly – Breast Cancer awareness

Matt Grobert ties a classic dry fly in pink for Breast Cancer awareness month.

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Flies Around the Net – September

Cockatoo tied by Dave Carne

Cockatoo tied by Dave Carne

Snowshoe Cream Flymph tied by WIlliam Anderson

Snowshoe Cream Flymph tied by WIlliam Anderson

Freestyle Emerger tied by Holger Lachmann

Freestyle Emerger tied by Holger Lachmann

Tied by Greg Senyo

Tied by Greg Senyo

Pink Lady tied by William Ensiferum

Pink Lady tied by William Ensiferum

LoughArrow Muddler Mayfly tied by Paul Caslin

LoughArrow Muddler Mayfly tied by Paul Caslin

tied by Derek Hathazy

tied by Derek Hathazy

tied by Robert Strahl

tied by Robert Strahl

Double Baitfish tied by Carlos Lara

Double Baitfish tied by Carlos Lara

Fifty Degrees tied by Miroslaw Senderski

Fifty Degrees tied by Miroslaw Senderski

tied by Gunnar Brammer

tied by Gunnar Brammer

tied by Jeff Dickey

tied by Jeff Dickey

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Flies Around the Net – 5-26-2015

General Hooker - tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

General Hooker – tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

Articulated rat - tied by Norbert Renaud

Articulated rat – tied by Norbert Renaud

Tied by Petr Kaleta

Tied by Petr Kaleta

Tied by Brian Smolinski

Tied by Brian Smolinski

Atherton 2 - David Stenström

Atherton 2 – tied by David Stenström

Bluegill Hedgehog - tied by Paul J. Beel

Bluegill Hedgehog – tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Thomas Magnusson

tied by Thomas Magnusson

Fuzzy Emerger - Holger Lachmann

Fuzzy Emerger – Holger Lachmann

Tied by Piotr Chybiło

Tied by Piotr Chybiło

Arctic Char caught on Classic Red Tag - tied by Oskar Hagelin

Arctic Char caught on Classic Red Tag – tied by Oskar Hagelin

Tools made by Frank Thompson

Fly tying tools made by Frank Thompson

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