Published Jan 17. 2015 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 16. 2018

Tying the Light Cahill with Uncle John

In this fly tying tutorial, I again welcome my favorite guest and mentor, Uncle John Cammisa. Though many patterns have been tied at his vise, one he returns to frequently is the Light Cahill, due to its ability to catch fish through the years. Tying this pattern in the Catskill-style, my uncle shows a few tips along the way, especially in regards to splitting the wood duck flank prior to turning the feather into wings.

As a special bonus, I spent the first section of this video "interviewing" my uncle on a few topics, including resources related to fly fishing and tying, favorite authors, and tube flies. We hope you enjoy this "Q & A" session as Uncle John shares some of his incredible knowledge and insight. As mentioned in the video, my uncle is a bamboo rod builder, and please let me know if you are interested in discussing a rod with him.

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