Former Chef, Master Tier Enrico Puglisi

January 2, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Candus Thomson highlighted an article about the upcoming Fly Fishing Show in Baltimore with a quick bio of Enrico Puglisi, whose novel fly tying fibers introduced big changes in saltwater fly tying. “He finally hung up his apron in 1992, when he opened The Practical Fly Shop in Little Neck, N.Y. About that time, he also began shifting from using natural fibers to plastic-based components that hold up better in saltwater. His waterproof ‘EP-Fibers’ keep their colors longer and don’t wilt under the first good chomping from a feeding fish.” You can see the current catalog of EP Flies here. In the Baltimore Sun.