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Oct 29 2009

Greg Brey

Greg Brey

Welcome. My name is Greg Brey and I cut my teeth on small streams in Pa. back in the early 70's. My uncle, who was an Orvis man, gave me my start in this sport. He gave me some feathers, a double A vise and it began. In '73 I became a member of a large Fish and Game club in Pa. After a few years I became a director, then in '90 I was elected VP and on to President in '91. In '91 I started a fish raising program on the grounds and it is still in operation today, raising over 3,000 - 5,000 rainbows each year.

I have been blessed to have fished in many places. But my favorite is still crawling on my hands and knees to get one crack at a feeding brown on Slate Run Pa. I still maintain a fishing camp in Wellsboro Pa.

As far as fly tying I do it for the love of the sport. I have done some seminars at local shops and tie almost everyday. Tying anything from 2/0 salt to 32 midges.

I build fly rods, graphite and bamboo, and refinish older ones as well. I have a true passion for this sport and if anyone needs any help with anything I will be glad to help. Greg Brey AKA ablereel

Greg Brey AKA ablereel



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Tan/Olive Caddis Emerger

I normally tie this fly on a Tiemco R200 #22. But you could tie this fly in any size or color to accomodate your conditions. This fly has caught large ...

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Fan Wing Gray Fox

The Gray Fox is one of three classic flies that I have had days to remember on the water. Just wanted to share one of the different varieties I tie it ...

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Paraloop Olive Emerger

Very effective pattern during a BWO hatch. After tying this fly I sit it in water to make sure the body is sitting below the surface. I use Water Shed ...

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Paraloop Female Hendrickson

This fly is another one of the classics that I tie in different ways. Ive read the book cover to cover from Ian Moutter. His perfection of the paraloo ...

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Baitfish Streamer

This streamer has been known to work very well on the Niagra in the spring when the bows are in the shallows. Joe Penich a fellow tyer and flyfisher h ...

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Cinnamon Caddis Emerger

Another caddis emerger pattern that can be easily tied as an adult, simply by changing the hook to a fine wire dry hook and eliminating the shuck. I u ...

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Early Brown Stone

The Early Brown Stone is one of the first insects to grace Slate Run in Pa. The body of this fly is weighted and is usually fished deep. This fly has ...

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Freshwater Shrimp

Anywhere shrimp are present and there doesnt seems to be any activity this pattern can be successful. Dead drift then a little lift is normally when t ...

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