Thank you, UpCountry Sportfishing and today’s wet fly class

Another great class today at UpCountry Sportfishing in New Hartford, CT. UpCountry is my home shop, and it’s always nice to be tying along the banks of the Farmington River. We covered the same basics as yesterday’s class, took a few new directions, but the result was the same. We all learned something, and a splendid time was had by all.

Steelhead Spiders or Soft-Hackles


Next up: flatwing demo Thursday night at the Saltwater Edge in Newport, RI.

7 comments on “Thank you, UpCountry Sportfishing and today’s wet fly class

  1. stevegalea6953 says:

    Nice post. I bet you taught those guys a lot. Ever tied a soft-hackled steelhead fly with a blue body, silver ribbing and fluorescent orange hackle? I did once and had a fantastic day with it.

  2. Steve Culton says:

    No, but I will now. Although I may have to substitute fire orange for fluoro.

  3. stevegalea6953 says:

    Those are beautiful flies, by the way. I love the simplicity and balance of those classic patterns.

  4. Long Nguyen says:

    very nice Steve, beautiful wet flies….going to have to tie some more for my box this week. -Long

  5. Steve Culton says:

    Thanks guys. I fish these like a nymph, then let them swing up at drift’s end. Last year I hooked and lost a monster of a steelhead on the fly in the lower left corner.

  6. Miss P says:

    Beautiful flies Steve, I especially liked the two toned body wet

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