The Art of Fly Tying

Fly of the Month – Jay of the Wood

Fred Klein Author, Fly tyer and fisher of early traditional flies. Fly fishing historian, author and speaker. It was a morning that seemed to be made for a fly fisherman. A cloudless blue sky and crystal clear river flowing strong, fed from many cold spring streams beginning their journey high in the Appalachian Ridges. The early morning shadows were receding to bright sunshine in the… Read More »Fly of the Month – Jay of the Wood

The Royal Coachman

Fred Klein Author, Fly tyer and fisher of early traditional flies. Fly fishing historian, author and speaker. A Fly Endeared With a new fly rod and fly box at the inquisitive age of ten, I learned to cast wet flies for brook trout in our Pennsylvania woodland stream. My life long relationship began with a beautiful fly adorned with green flash, bright white wings and… Read More »The Royal Coachman

The Art and History of Fly Tying

Fred Klein Author, Fly tyer and fisher of early traditional flies. Fly fishing historian, author and speaker. Native Fin, a brook trout fin wet fly pattern designed by Fred Klein for brook trout in Maine and the Pennsylvania Appalachian Mountains My journey in pursuit of trout with the fly began 45 years ago with a new fly rod and instructions to cast and drift a… Read More »The Art and History of Fly Tying