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Well this past weekend despite the storm that never was, the Marlborough Flyfishing Show went off without a hitch. Friday I had a solid group of attendees at my presentation, then Saturday the room was almost to capacity. Sunday, well, having the late showing and the Patriots playing, it was what it was but I still had a handful of attendees in the audience. For all of you who made the trip and stopped by, I thank you once again. On to a weekend of chaos, bring on Jersey.

I made some more great contacts in Marlborough, the most memorable of those was Michael and his sidekick Travis of Souplefly. If you've been to any of this years flyfishing shows you've probably seen their sick truck all tricked out and ready for the next adventure. Mike has some really neat products, one of which I sought out from the recommendations of a few of my partners at Flycraft. The Bug Visor was just what the doctor ordered; I can use this in my Flycraft and then transfer my bugs from the day to the visor of my truck. GENIUS! Check out their awesome shirts, hats and other nifty gadgets at their website: Souplefly

I also managed to add another frosty stein from Jeff Currier, I guess you could say I have a problem collecting these wonderful beverage containers. They are worth every penny, and I highly recommend scoping out Jeff at the shows early as he sells out quickly.

Lastly, here is my personal schedule for the weekend so all of you planning on stopping by please take note. I WILL have books with me at the Regal Booth every day, so you can grab one there, at my table or the Anglers Book Store this weekend. I suggest seeking me out early on those as well as I only have about 55 in tow, with a few already accounted for. So until this weekend, hope to see you all there!

Somerset New Jersey Schedule
Regal Booth
Techniques Theater
2:00-2:45Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish, and Strategies For Fishing Them
Author’s Booth:

Regal Booth
Techniques Theater
3:00-3:45 Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish, and Strategies For FishingThem
Authors Booth

Regal Booth
Techniques Theater
3:00-3:45Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish, and Strategies For FishingThem
Authors Booth


You can check more out about the show at the Flyfishing Show Website


I know it's been a few weeks, and I am about 6-8 flies behind from 2015.  I fell back on my laurels and decided I had better put out something for my fellow streamer friends.  I had a couple from last season that were definitive fish catchers, so I figured it would be worth starting off 2016 with one of the easier one's to tie.

If you're familiar with Greg Senyo's recent book Fusion Tying, then you might have seen my addition, the Bushmeat Streamer.  The Bushmeat streamer is an entirely synthetic articulated streamer that can be tied relatively quickly.  There are many options in regards to colors, but I have found that just about any shade of brown or olive works well, but feel free to experiment with colors. 

As you will see in the video, I have used a couple of different materials in the recipe that are a shade different from the one detailed in Greg's book.  Grab a cold one, sit back and watch this one and then warm up your vise for a night of tying.





Rob Carter
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