No great news. Just a quick announcement about my class:

Great Fly Tying Class: " Tying Fishing Flies for Fall Salmon and Steelhead". I still have room in my fly tying class which begins this week. Okay, it is muggy and still air conditioner time but it is TIME to start tying some flies for fall fishing! If you plan to fish the Salmon River or Fall Creek, don't miss this!

We will teach you how to tie sparkle eggs, Estaz flies, nymphs for salmon and steelhead and arctic fox flies. These are killer flies which will put fish in your baskets! This is for tyers of any skill level, $25 for both lessons. Class size limited. All materials provided, students need to have their own tools. Class dates: 8/20 and 8/27 from 7-9 pm. Contact via email or call me for more info.

Instructor: Mike Hogue, 607-347-4946, class held at Badger Creek Fly Tying, 622 W. Dryden Rd, Freeville, NY 13068.


Shadow box deal. Flies from the first Catskill Fly Tyer's Guild Rendezvous have been put together in a shadow box made by Ted Patlin. The box and frame are very nice. Only 200 tickets will be sold at $5 each. Contact Judy DV Smith at: for more info. The tickets will be sold at several fishing shows this fall and winter, drawing will be at the winter Fly Fishing Show in Summerset, NJ.


Plan on attending the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum's Annual Angler's Summerfest. Over 40 dealers will have a booth ( including me) . Great bargains, lots of cool stuff. I usually find lots of old books at the show for a great price. Come early before I clean out all the good stuff. I will have some nice waders, jackets and vests for sale. August 30 at the CFFCM, Old Rt 17, Livingston Manor, NY. Contact Paul Dahlie at for more info.


Some quick specials:

Marabou 5 colors for $4.00. Get some nice shorts in several colors. I have chartreuse, red, olive, wooduck, white, orange and black. My choice of colors.

Trapopans in. These are rusty red with some brown. Excellent for salmon flies. Full body with wings, head and tail#1 $50, #2 : $40

Bucktail assortment. Lot of pieces. Bunch o colors. $4.00 a bag

Bag o Hair: Moose, elk, deer pieces, natural not dyed. $4.00

Saltwater necks. Grizzly only. Great for bass, saltwater, decievers. Capon, male. Sturdy stem with webby fibers. Tips/neck/nape makes nice wide wings for stuff like dragons. NOW 2 for $17. Must take 2!

Cool looking white peacock. Cameo peocock. Just like reg sticks, except these are white! Okay natural sort of cream but you get the idea. $2 each

Golden Pheasant tails: full clumps with red spears. Great bargin. Use for salmon flies or hopper legs. $5 full tail over 15" , many up to 19"

Anything for a buck. I still have lots of this stuff. I will soon take it to shows and it will be gone. Bunch o junk like lite brite, deer hair and bags of dubbing. Email me for the total list. $1 a pack.


Coming soon: I have designed a set of tools which I will have made. The early prototypes are in. I will have solide stainless hook bowls, brass stackers, stainless hair packers. These are exclusive tools and will be available only at a limited number of places. Eventually, I hope to have an entire line made to my specs.

Hurry to contact me about the class! Space is limited. Mike



As usual if you want to be deleted from this list for any reason, let me

know. Hope you enjoyed this! Contact: Mike Hogue, Badger Creek Fly

Tying, 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068. 607-347-4946. Email:, Web Site:


See you soon! Mike


For more Info Contact:

Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068

Phone: 607-347-4946