Good Times at the Arts of the Angler and Wet Flies 101 Thursday 11/5/15

No scary monsters. No ghoulish goblins. Just a good group of people who share a passion for fly fishing. That’s a pretty fair way to describe Halloween at the Arts of the Angler show. If you’re one of the people who stopped by to chat, ask questions, or watch me tie, thanks for taking the time. I truly appreciate your interest and your enthusiasm. And many thanks to the people from the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for your hospitality.

Steve C. That’s me.

Arts of the Angler

My next appearance is this week:

Thursday, November 5, “Wet Flies 101 — The ancient and traditional art of subsurface fly fishing” at the HFFA meeting, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wallingford. For more information and directions, visit

4 comments on “Good Times at the Arts of the Angler and Wet Flies 101 Thursday 11/5/15

  1. salvatore tartaglione says:

    Set one up at legends

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. david bennett says:

    I am an avid reader of your postings even though some do not relate to my own fishing preferences. A while ago you asked for various suggestions so let me give you one that would be helpful to me and maybe others. I have a great deal of difficulty when using size 24 and above flies to set the hook properly (On the Housi Trout). Whether you choose to provide some insight on my question/comment or not, I know I would appreciate it, and because you do provide instruction on almost all of your posts it seems like a natural extension. Further, maybe if the idea is appealing you could have your subscribers submit questions and maybe monthly you can pick one to impart your comments. In any case I do enjoy your postings and look forward to them

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hi David,

      I’d like to tell you that I have the spot-on answer to solve the problem, but I don’t. I can tell you what I do. When I’m fishing really small stuff, I like to give the trout plenty of time to get the fly in his mouth. I see the take — usually a delicate rise — and instead of an immediate Pro Bass Tour macho high-intensity hook set, I give the trout a second to take the fly underwater. Then I raise the rod tip. Most of the time the fish is still there. This isn’t the right way or the wrong way — it’s simply the way I do it. Try it and see how it suits you.

      I LOVE the idea of a monthly Q&A. I’m hoping to do a monthly Q&A video this winter, so feel free (and everyone else) to ask away.

      Hope that helps, and thanks for reading and following.


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