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.
In this video Tim Flagler ties a peacock herl body fish catching nymph designed by National Fly Fishing Champion Lance Egan. Like all of Lance's nymphs, this one sinks like a cannonball so it gets into the trout's "feeding zone" quickly. Its tied with readily available materials, and if you don't have jig hooks and slotted beads, it can be tied on a standard nymph hook with a conventional bead.
If you are in the New England area this weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 18, 19 & 20 - you may want to shake your winter time fishing blues off by attending the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, Massachusetts. My son Hunt will be there tying flies on the show floor with Tim Flagler, along with a bunch of other talented fly tyers. For more information click here: The Fly Fishing Show - Marlborough, MA