Try These Fly Tying Materials from Pat Cohen

Jiggy Craw, photo and fly by Pat Cohen
Jiggy Craw, photo and fly by Pat Cohen

Some of the new fly tying materials we added this year come from Pat Cohen, an award winning fly tyer who lives in upstate NY and continues to develop a growing list of fly tying materials and tools. Pat himself specializes in deer hair bass bugs but he ties plenty of other flies as well. You can see them all at his site, SuperFly.

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Fun With Foam

funwithfoam3Guest Blogger: Jonathan M. Lagasse

Have you longed for pure joy of a top water take but cringe at the thought of droppingĀ $60 on a dry fly cape? I found myself wanting… craving the visual euphoria that is induced by a dry being slurped under by a hungry fish, but couldn’t bring myself to open my wallet to do so. Nonetheless the itch needed to be scratched and so I needed other means to fish on top. The search began like any reasonable person in their early 30’s, I googled it, and was promptly introduced to foam. Now I’m sure that’s a dirty word to some folks, but for me it was music to my ears. We don’t have a traditional fly shop in my neck of the woods, so off to the Mart of Wally (Gasp again, I know). I purchased 50 sheets of craft foam for $4.99, and a 99 cent spinner bait that had a very nice round rubber stranded skirt. The foam beetle is a very popular pattern and is for the most part one color so I decided to start there. I’ll get this out of the way now.

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