Posts Tagged ‘Alex Cerveniak’

Otsego Ant by Alex Cerveniak

Otsego Ant by Alex Cerveniak

I forget where I first learned it, but during a Trico hatch, all you need to do to catch the trout that are snubbing your trico pattern is tie on an ant. Over the last 10 years, I’ve found that ants are a trump card that no trout can refuse. This is especially true when […]

Parafoam Dry Flies by Alex Cerveniak

Parafoam Dry Flies by Alex Cerveniak

I came up with Parafoam style dries a few years ago when I was playing around with paraloop style hackle. I didn’t have the right size mono I needed and dug through my tying material bins for a substitute. “Foam!” This style of dry floats forever while riding nice and low in the film. I’ve […]

Pat Cohen’s Stacked Deer Hair Diver DVD Review by Alex Cerveniak

Pat Cohen’s Stacked Deer Hair Diver DVD Review by Alex Cerveniak

If there is any fly tying technique out there that drives beginner and intermediate tiers nuts (aside from marrying wings), it spinning deer hair. What many of these tiers might not realize, however, is that there is an easier way to make bass bugs and floating deer hair flies; stacking deer hair. Unlike spinning deer […]

Hatches 2011: Parafoam Dry Flies by Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2011: Parafoam Dry Flies by Alex Cerveniak

The dry fly has been evolving for more than 100 years. It started in England, crossed the Atlantic, and then took the world by storm in the Catskills. Despite the fact that the Catskill-style dry flies are still widely used today, Catskill patterns are plagued by issues that fly tiers have been trying to overcome […]

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught.  I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself.  I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, […]

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

With rubber legs showing up in more and more fly patterns, one common problem fly tier’s are facing is that they get in the way when tying a whip finish knot. In this week’s Tying Tips, Hatches Magazine staff member Alex Cerveniak shares three quick and easy ways to keep those rubber legs out of the way.

Hatches 2010: Tying the Devil’s Reject by Brent Drew & Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2010: Tying the Devil’s Reject by Brent Drew & Alex Cerveniak

A deceptive calm fills the air. The river gurgles. A light breeze whispers like a witch’s spell, enticing the angler to take a nap at the water’s edge. But even as he dozes off, he senses that something isn’t quite right. A sixth sense has his subconscious on guard. He glances uneasily over his shoulder […]

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

There’s an age-old question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I don’t know much about physics, but I do know is that when you combine the two, you get a carp. Whoever named the common carp obviously never did battle with one, because they fight in a way that is anything […]

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

The first time I talked with Bob Mead was sometime during the Spring of 2006, while I still lived in northern Michigan. It was basically a short series of emails from a young tier trying to pick the brain of a veteran.  Coincidentally a few months later, I wound up living 15 minutes from him, […]

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