Rick Kustich is the author of three fly fishing books, including his most recent, co-authored with his brother Jerry Kustich, Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead. He has also appeared in numerous fly fishing magazines, including Fish & Fly, Fly Fisherman, American Angler, Eastern Fly Fishing, and Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, and is a regular contributor to two regional publications: Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and Midwest Fly Fishing. Rick is the owner of West River Publishing. He also will be teaching a series of schools starting this fall with the Great Lakes Spey Fishing school; for more information, contact the author at[email protected].
DRY-FLY DESIGN has been the subject of many discussions with one of my longtime fly-fishing partners, Nick Pionessa, who is a full-time fly tier. His flies end up in some of the better-known shops in the country. We agree that perhaps one of the more important aspects of a dry fly is how visible it is on the water. Not only does this let you see when a fish...