The fly fishing show is this coming to New Jersey weekend - January 25, 26 & 27 - at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center Edison, NJ. I'll be there all three days tying flies, signing books and doing presentations. Show Hours are: Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 8:30am – 6:00pm and Sunday 9am – 4:30pm.
Here's my schedule for the weekend:
Friday Featured Fly Tyer - 10:15 AM - Matt's Favorite Mayfly & Caddis Emergers. I'll be demonstrating how to tie some very effective emergers and showing tips & tricks to make tying them easier and more consistently. Missing Link Caddis, Matt's Mayfly Cripple, Iris Caddis and BWO Improved Sparkle Emerger.
Friday Seminar - Catch Room 11:30 AM - Fishing Dry Flies & Emergers for Trout. Patterns and techniques on how to fish them most effectively.
Saturday Seminar - Catch Room 2:00 PM – Tying and Matching Northeastern Hatches.We'll go through the annual sequence of the most common Eastern hatches and the flies I use to imitate them as well as how to fish them most effectively.
Author's Booth - Friday 12:30 PM, Saturday 3:00 PM, Sunday 12::00 PM
I'll be tying flies the rest of the weekend at Table #22 with Tim Flagler
For all the details, click here: The Fly Fishing Show Edison, NJ
Hope to see you there.
Hey Matt. My son and I enjoyed your Tying and Matching Eastern Hatches presentation in Edison on Saturday. You mentioned an Esopus hatch that surprised me. Now I can't remember what it was. 🤔 Was something unusual - not ordinary mayfly or caddis hatch. By chance do you have an idea to what I'm referring? If so, can you elaborate on the hatch? Thanks for the seminar and apologize for my detail-lacking question.
The Esopus hatch is an Isonychia hatch (slate drake). It lasts for months and from June until November on cloudy, rainy days it sometimes can be as heavy as any mayfly hatch. The nymph is also our go-to fly on that river when nothings hatching. I tie both the emerger and nymphv(Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph) on Tightline Production youtube videos. It's also one of the most important hatches on all Catskill waters. Matt
Thanks, Matt. I just watched the Vinnie's Isonychia nymph video. Realistic looking pattern. I haven't fished the Esopus in a couple of years, but it's where I caught my first few trout on the fly a few years back. Fond memories. Hopefully I will make it back there this year. Thanks again.
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