For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, December 18, 2017
Sylvester Nemes...He Got It Started
Sylvester Nemes, The Soft Hackle Fly Addict..he is responsible for many of us turning to fishing and tying soft-hackle flies. I had in my possession his books long before I ever bought a tying vise. These books were valuable to the fly fisher as well as the tyer and put the value of simple flies into the minds and fly boxes of myself and many others. I don't know if Nemes ever recieved the proper acclaim that is due him, but I hold his ideas close.
A couple of years ago at the fly fishing show in Marlboro I came across these hooks. I purchased several packages of them in 2 sizes, 14 and 13. The hooks are hand made and are strong wire. The soft-hackle patterns tie beautifully on them. Below are a few patterns from his book, they are tied on the Syl Nemes hooks.