Meet Our New Pro Tyer – Scott Fisher, Somerville, NJ

Scott Fisher has been fly fishing and tying for 10+ years. Like many fly fishers, he was previously an avid spin fisherman until one day a friend brought a fly rod along on a fishing trip. Scott says he didn’t think much of it until his buddy cast out his line, his fly landed on the water surface and a fish exploded onto his fly moments later. Scott bought a fly rod the very next day!
Fly tying came shortly after. Scott is an experienced artist and has the advantage of a trained eye and knowledge of sculpting. Fly tying was another opportunity to create, and he fell in love with it and its direct connection to fly fishing. Two passions all in one.
During the pandemic, Scott did Live Facebook videos demonstrating beginner as well as advanced fly tying techniques to a following that eventually grew to a few thousand people. He loved making connections with people and saw how much of an impact he made with many of the viewers. He got wonderful feedback about how much his teaching helped them. Scott has a passion for helping people learn the beautiful art of fly tying, and the benefits that come with this incredibly special sport of fly fishing.
Scott annually ties at The Fly Fishing Show in Edison, NJ as well as The International Fly Tying Symposium in Parsippany, NJ. representing The Catskills Fly Tyers Guild where he is featured member and co-secretary for social media.
Find Scott @:,, Instagram:@TroutJouster,
Scott’s Favorite Flies: Scott is at heart a Catskill dry fly tyer, since he lives two hours from the Catskills. Nevertheless, Scott is a very versatile tyer, proficient in many other styles of flies.

Arts of the Angler Show

catskill fy fishing museumGuest Blogger: Lisa Weiner, Spey Casting NorthEast

Every fall I look forward to the upcoming fly fishing shows. The first one on my schedule is always the Arts of the Angler Show sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, held at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, CT. This year it was the weekend of Oct 31st/Nov 1st.

I look forward to this show in particular because I know that this will bring many old friends together and it’s also a chance to make new ones. I get the opportunity to sit down with many talented fly tyers, look at materials and books and to gather ideas for the upcoming tying season.

It was a beautiful fall weekend, too nice to be indoors. In spite of the weather and the pull to be playing in the river I loaded up the truck with Mystic fly rods, info on my Spey Casting Lessons and plenty of J. Stockard catalogs to share. After setting up my vise and tying a few spey flies, I answered questions about spey casting, fly tying and my favorite rods.

Walking the show I had some time to talk to some of the fly tyers. I am always amazed at the talented people that are at this show. Every type of fly was being tied – from tiny dry flies that look like they will fly away at any second to beautiful full dress salmon flies. The best part is that everyone was happy to take the time to share a story or a favorite fly pattern with lots of lively conversation, meeting up with old friends and making new ones with the same passion. The day passed too quickly. I hardly noticed I was inside all day!

If you have not attended one of the many fly fishing shows you might want to look into one in your area. It is a great way to learn new skills and make new friends. And you never know, you might inspire someone that is just getting into fly fishing.