Flies: The Quill Gordon

August 28, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

New on MidCurrent this week: a chapter from Mike Valla’s brand new book on Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies. “Quill Gordon” traces the history of the famous eastern fly pattern from the those who first recognized the value of stripped peacock quill to the tiers who turned them one of the most recognized patterns of all time. Valla’s insight into the personal whims of the great tiers is accompanied by images of their final product, courtesy of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and Center. Even for those who never plan to visit an eastern U.S. trout stream, it’s a unique look at fly pattern evolution.
Buy Valla’s new Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies on MidCurrent.