Alberto Calzolari’s Blog for fly fishing

The Catskill Tradition

  • Edward Ringwood Hewitt
  • Jim Deren
  • Other Fly Tyers
  • Reuben Cross
  • Roy Steenrod
  • The Darbees
  • The Dettes

I am haunted by the Catskill mountain. And I am haunted by the history of men and women that tied flies and fished those rivers. They wrote one of the most beautiful page of fly fishing and fly tying history. Studying their lives and collecting flies and other stuff of that region has become one of my great love.

Two men are mainly responsible for my obsession: Ted Patlen and Jim Krul. They know why and I thank both of them.