I started fishing on the Canadian border in Vermont about 50 years ago. Currently, I am a freshwater and saltwater fly tyer and fisherman who has had the fortunate opportunity to fish in many of the most beautiful places in and outside the US.
I have been tying for over 27 years. I taught myself to tie. Through the opportunities made available by my home club, Connecticut Fly Fishermen’s Association (CFFA), I further refined my techniques such that I was confident to be a demonstration tyer, sell my flies, and ultimately teach fly tying. My bit to pass on the art to the next generation.
In addition to being an active member of the CFFA, I am very active with the Federation of Fly Fishermen (FFF) at the Council and International level. Currently, I am a member of the Board of Directors and a former Treasurer of the FFF. Other memberships include the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, and Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. I have been a demonstration tyer at the FFF Conclaves, CFFA Expos, Fly Tyers’ Rendezvous, Theodore Gordon’s Clearwater Junction, and at the CFTG booth at various fly fishing shows. I am also on the Nymph Head Pro Team and I am a demonstration tyer for The Fly Fishing Shoes nation-wide.
While I tie all types of flies, I especially enjoy classic wet flies. Not only are they a joy to behold, they harken back to our mutual fly fishing heritage, and, “Boy!” do they catch fish. You can reach me at tellicofly followed by the "at" sign followed by yahoo.com