Ahh, but it's winter here, yes beautiful at times, but winter has a crazy uncle, 'Cabin Fever' . With The Fly Fishing Shows in the rear-view mirror, it's fly tying season, tying for clients and myself. It's the season to fantasize about upcoming fishing as well as recall last's, to read journals and dream of fish, casting and bugs. Bugs.
The Catskills are rich with water and the waters are rich with bug - the rivers are fertile. The hatches rival those anywhere else in their intensity and variety. At times we have overlapping hatches - bugs on top of bugs... fun times! Bugs are foundational to my fly fishing. They are my friends and I take take their portraits when ever possible.
In the Pic of Day, in no particular order, is a sampling of what we have.