Book Review: Tying Catskill Style Dry Flies

October 12, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

This morning Keith Barton writes an extensive review of Mike Valle’s new book on the history and lore of Catskill dry fly tying on Singlebarbed.com. “Considering the materials and techniques of the day, no bobbins, 3/0 silk thread held with clothes pins, the lack of genetic hackle, the paucity of blue dun – a color that permeates Catskill flies, few synthetics, and no domestic supply of fly tying items – most ordered from England, their skill, especially the Dette’s and Rube Cross, is astounding.”
You can also read an excerpt on the Quill Gordon from Tying Catskill Style Dry Flies on MidCurrent.