Meet Our New Pro Tyer – Nathan Wight, Durham, ME

Nathan Wight grew up in the western mountains of Maine surrounded by some of the best native Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon in New England. Taught by his father, Nathan quickly developed a passion for fly fishing and when the opportunity came around, he became the fourth generation to be a Maine Guide.

With 30 plus years of experience of tying he opened North Woods Fly Co. in 2015 to provide high quality custom flies to fellow guides and anglers alike. Although he loves to tie classic Maine streamer flies, there is no pattern that he won’t tie or replicate for his clients.

Nathan has been a guide for 20 years. He continues to guide for trout and salmon, but in the last 15 years developed more of passion for smallmouth bass on the fly. Nathan has had the opportunity to fish in all of New England, parts of the western United States, northern Canada and the Canadian Maritime’s.

He is part of a program that brings casting, fishing and fly tying to Veterans in Maine. He also teaches tying classes and one on one lessons both in person and on-line. You can find him at public events like the Fly Fishing Show in Marlboro MA and Edison NJ most often in the HMH vises booth.

Find Nathan:

Instagram @n.w.flyco

Nathan’s favorite flies:
Although he ties a lot of Euro nymph flies, his real passion is in large predator streamers and top water flies.

Introducing a ‘New’ Guest Blogger

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMary Kuss submitted her first guest blog post about two years and has been a regular ever since. Along the way we never made a formal introduction. So here it is!

Mary is a life-long avid angler.  She began fishing at age 6 and fly fishing at age 15.  She is a now-retired licensed Pennsylvania fishing guide, and has taught countless group classes and private lessons in fly fishing and fly tying over the past 35 years.  She is the founder and a member of the Delaware Valley Women’s Fly Fishing Association.  Mary continues to do occasional private instruction by appointment in fly fishing and fly tying, as well as instructional guiding on local Philadelphia area streams.

We found one of Mary’s posts, Thread Control in Fly Tying, so helpful that we reprinted it and use it as a ‘pack-in’ with our orders. You can read all of Mary’s posts-to-date here.

A belated ‘welcome’ to Mary Kuss.