Pat Cohen has followed in the tradition of Chris Helm and Billy Munn as being a deer hair master. He has taken some traditional deer hair flies and puts a modern spin and look to them with amazing results not only in the looks department but in the effectiveness of these flies. He not only is an amazing tier, but he also has some incredibility as an artist. He has created the new Clear Cure Goo logo that will be launched later this month, and we will be offering a series of shirts with his art on them. Pat lives in New York and is a Tattoo Artist. If you are looking for some amazing flies or a crazy tattoo you can trust that when you go to Pat you are getting the best. We are very excited to have him on board and couldnt ask to have a nicer guy to work with.
You can follow Pat on his Blog:
Thomas Harvey is a fly tier from the Deep South who drays his greatest joy for re-creating, replicating, and re-designing classic bass bugs. Inspired by everything vintage, he blends classic styles and techniques from the past with new, fresh materials to build truly distinctive bugs. While Thomas ties with many materials, his true passion lies in the process of carving, sanding and painting balsa wood in the same manner it was done decades ago. What we, at Clear Cure Goo have enjoyed seeing is his creative though process and approach to flies which is normally out of the box. Not to mention seeing the evolution of an amazing meticulous tier. Please check out his website at:
To put it mildly Mike is a man consumed with the sport of fly fishing and, more specifically, advancing fly design through integration of natural and synthetic materials. When not on the water, with friends or clients, he enjoys traveling the country to put on fly tying workshops, give presentations at clubs and demonstrate tying at fly shows.
Mike is a commercial tier and owner of Anglers Choice Flies as well as being a guide, freelance photographer, and writer. In addition Mike is a signature tier for Orvis and on the pro-staffs for Regal Engineering Inc, Flymen Fishing Company, and Performance Flies.
I love to tie and
design fly patterns for the waters that I fish. I have been tying
flies since I was eight years of age. After taking apart my first
fly (Royal Coachman) and seeing the hackle unwind, I knew that I
wanted to learn how to tie flies. I didn’t have the slightest idea
what a fly was but knew it was for fishing because of the hook. A
couple of years later, my uncle bought me my first fly tying kit
and I have been tying flies ever since.
My first attempts at tying flies was purely creative in nature, they did not represent anything known to man, I just enjoyed tying on the materials to the hook. I didn’t know in the beginning that the flies where supposed to represent some sort of food stuff for trout thus my creation were pretty artistic and colorful.
“I remember seeing my first fly fisherman on the South Platte River near the town of Decker’s Colorado.” I followed that fly fisherman around for a couple of hours and eventually got up the nerves to ask him what he was doing…he told me he was “fly fishing.” This connected the flies I was tying with the actual act of fly fishing.
I love to bring others into the realm of fly fishing. I am a demonstration fly tier and have tied at local and regional venues such as the Denver Fly Show, West Denver Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Clinic, International Sportsmen Exhibition, Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave and at various regional fly shops near Denver. I am an illustrator and contributor to Fly Fisherman Magazine. My art has been used for the Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave. I am a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. I have had several articles published in Fly Fisherman Magazine as well as some illustrations. My fly patterns have appeared in Randall Kaufmann’s book “Fly Patterns”, “Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park by Steve Schwitzer and Todd Hosman’s book ”Colorado Flies”.
I am on the Pro Staff of Daiichi Hooks, a field tester for Rio Fly Lines, Pro Staff member for Whiting Farms and Performance Flies, and I have done some consulting work with C and F Designs in Japan. Jerry Hubka and I have presented a program on Midge Fly Fishing to various conclaves and TU organizations in New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. I did a podcast on Ask About Fly Fishing on the subject of Midge Fly Fishing. http://www.askaboutflyfishing.com/speakers/rick-takahashi/midge-secrets.cfm
I wrote my first book with my friend Jerry Hubka (co-author), our book is titled “Modern Midges, Tying and Fishing the World’s Most Effective Pattern” Stackpole/Headwater Books. Our book has been doing well, we are into our third printing. Our goal has always been to share with others all of the various aspects of fly fishing and fly tying “it’s the teacher in both jerry and myself that wants to share knowledge.” Our book was written to share what we’ve learned with other fly fishermen.
Jerry and I are starting to write our second book on terrestrial fly patterns. It will be published by Stackpole/headwater Publishing and should be out 2014.
I am a retired art educator and former Art Department Chairperson at Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, Colorado. I teach private fly tying courses and make my home in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife Susan, daughter Haley and son Josh.
More of his photographs can be seen at:
Currently Al is a fly tying instructor as well as a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park and several private waters in Northern Colorado. As Brand Manager for PEAK Fishing, a manufacturer of premium quality fly tying vises and equipment and bamboo rod making planing forms and tools, Al’s duties entail sales/marketing, product development and customer service.
As a demonstration tyer Al has appeared at numerous fly shops and expos including The Fly Fishing Show in Denver CO, Somerset NJ and Pleasanton CA, the International Sportsmans Expo in Denver CO, the FFF Annual Fly Fishing Fair in Loveland CO, West Yellowstone MT and Spokane, WA, New Mexico TU Fly Tying Expo in Albuquerque NM, East Idaho FFF Fly Tying Expo in Idaho Falls ID, Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show in Montrose CO, Western Colorado Fly Tying Expo in Grand Junction CO, West Denver TU Fly Tying Expo in Denver, FFF Southern Conclave in Mountain Home AR and the Midwest Fly Fishing Show in Warren MI.
Al is a member of the PEAK Fishing, tcgeist.com