Join us for our monthly Artists in Action series, this month featuring master fly fishermen and fly-tying experts, Rodney Priddle and Paul Sinicki. This duo will demonstrate the art and science of fly tying, creating flies that mimic insects of nature closely enough to fool fish and attract them to a lure. The flies are works of art in their own right, but also demonstrate a keen understanding of fish and their prey. The flies are designed to replicate the normal prey of the fish. Priddle and Sinicki will discuss the tools, materials and techniques needed to be a successful fly tier. Fly tiers use fur, feathers and other materials; they are the original recyclers, engineers, and artists. A fly can be a lure or jewelry. The only limit is the imagination.
Rodney Priddle is a member of the International Federation Fly Fishers - Fly Tyers Group and an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor, a Fly Fishing/Casting instructor at LL Bean, a life member of the Capital District Fly Fishers who coordinates / teaches their annual fly tying classes. He enjoys fishing for all species in all types of water: warm water, cold water and saltwater. He enjoys teaching the next generation of fly fishers / tyers to appreciate what nature has to offer and how to become stewards of our precious resources.
Paul Sinicki reports that he is considered a newbie at the fly fishing sport, having done it for only a little over 15 years. He teaches at the Saratoga County 4H, the Adirondack Folk Art School. He is the Vice-President of the Capital District Fly Fishers. Paul likes to experiment with tying imaginative tying, creating things like humming birds, flowers, scenes and the like.
Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Saratoga Arts.