November Meeting: Fishy Fullum: Fly Tying with Unusual Materials

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Fishy Fullum: Fly Tying with Unusual Materials



If you have attended the Arts of the Angler show or any of the Fly Fishing shows, you have probably been as amazed at the skill and ingenuity of Jay “Fishy” Fullum as we have. Fishy is an accomplished tyer, artist, and author. Join us in learning new tricks, ideas and tips from Fishy!

We’ll also hold our officer elections at the November meeting. The slate of officers recommended by the board was shared at the October Meeting and are listed below. There are also three Board of Directors positions opening up. If you’re interested in running for either an officer or board position, please contact Kit Neilsen (kit [at] cttrout [dot] org )

  • For President – Kit Nielsen
  • For Vice President – Bill Bennett
  • For Treasurer – Steve Rudolf
  • For Secretary – Dave Surowiecki

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 7 p.m. for pizza, soda and some good conversation with fellow CVTU members.

About Fishy…

For over 30 years I worked as a designer and graphic artist. During this time I was also the outdoor editor for the TROY RECORD and the ALBANY TIMES UNION newspapers, bouncing back and forth between papers. I retired from my real job and the newspaper in 1995 to pursue my passion for writing, tying flies and fly-fishing. I still utilize my art talent when illustrating magazine articles or a new book. I also established myself as a watercolorist shortly after retiring; selling many paintings that combine paper, paint and my unique fly patterns.

I have been tying flies since the early fifties and teaching fly tying for over 30 years. During the past twenty years I have designed nearly a hundred and fifty productive, innovative patterns for everything from bluegills to bonefish. Many of these patterns have been featured in my CREATIVE TYING column published in FLY TYER MAGAZINE throughout the past 15 years. More than fifty unique patterns were also included in my two fly tying books, FISHY’S FLIES and FISHY’S FAVORITES. My latest book TYING FLIES WITH COMMON HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS is based on the many unusual materials I have wrapped around a hook during my time at the vise