A couple of years ago I did a post on a dry fly that is of Catskill origin. The fly known as the Cinberg, so named for the man responsible for its creation, Dr. Bernard Cinberg. I don't know the exact date the fly made its debut on the Nerversink River, but some say about 1950 or so. There are a few die-hard anglers who fish this fly, and I'm becoming one of them.
I have put together a series of photos on how to tie this fly. It can be somewhat of a pain to get the wood duck to tie in properly. Consolation even the messed up ones work.
Materials needed are, lemon wood duck, natural fox squirrel belly dubbing. coq de leon fibers for the tail, and brown dry fly hackle.
I am not going to describe how it's tied for the photos tell most. If you have a question I'll be happy to answer it.
The completed Cinberg.
Some results using the Cinberg over the last week or so.
A well used Cinberg...they get beat-up pretty good. Just take it and bring back into shape and go catch more.
A great fly with some wonderful history.