A few of Roy's creations
While posting some of my streamers on "smallstreams.com", I noticed a fly tyer from England who was tying and posting his creations on the same forum. His name is Roy Christie. I became very interested in his reversed tied emergers, they were some of the most beautiful, and delicately tied flies I've ever seen. I emailed him and we had some conversations about his emergers, and I requested a variety of patterns and sizes. Within a few weeks the flies arrived. Upon opening the box they were sent in, I noticed that they were even nicer than the photos. Delicate and detailed insect reporductions. Saying to myself do I fish them or do I put them into my collection, well half went into the collection and the others to the stream. They are truly trout producers.
The other day while fishing the Farmington, there were trout rising to what I don't know, I'm not a hatch matcher guy and will fish what I think will work. What I was throwing was not being eaten, looking into my fly box I pulled out one of Roy's emergers and tied it on and sent it drifting over the area of rising fish. "Wham" it worked and produced three beautiful browns that morning.
Brook Trout like the emergers
A Farmington Brown taken on one of Roy's flies