Franke shares his tying secrets for 8 highly effective nymph patterns, such as the Catskill Curler, Olive Wood Duck, Isonychia Nymph, & others. He also includes the Dubbing Brush Nymph & the Delaware River Hellgrammite.
FLIES FEATURED IN VIDEO:
* Traditional Catskill Nymph – Catskill Curler
* March Brown Nymph
* Olive Wood Duck Nymph
* Delaware River Hellgrammite
* Caddis Pupa
* Hendrickson Nymph
* Dubbing Brush Nymph
Hook: Mustad 9672 or Daiichi 3X long or equivalent, size 6
Thread: 3/0 brown uni
Underbody: .030-.040 lead wire tied along each side of the hook shank
Tail: Peccary fibers
Abdomen: Turkey tail fibers and brown thread twisted into a rope
Wingcase: Dark brown turkey tail fibers coated with Flexament
Thorax: Tan ostrich herl & tan thread twisted into a rope
Legs: Hen ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Head: Formed from turkey fibers used to build the wing case
Eyes: Painted with black lacquer or black marking pen and clear
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these DVDs is donated to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Floyd Franke lives & works along the banks of the Beaverkill River in upstate New York where he operates his own guide service, EPHEMERA. He is also an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing. Floyd is an accomplished fly tier with over 40 national and international awards to his credit. His fly tying creations have appeared in such popular magazines as Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and Fly Fishing. Floyd is a Life member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, a member of the Casting Board of Governors, and a recipient of the NEC’s Elsie & Harry Darbee Memorial Fly Tying Award. He is author of FISH ON: A guide to Playing and Landing Big Fish on a Fly. Floyd is a co-founder of the Catskill Fly Tying Guild and a member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.