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May 20, 2020

Welcome to the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild!

We are the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild! We live and breath the rich and colorful history of Catskill fly tying.

Catskill Fly Tyers Guild Patch

In 1993 Floyd Franke and Matthew Vinciguerra formed the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild. These individuals recognized the need for an organization that would, preserve, protect and enhance the Catskill fly tying heritage, work cooperatively to promote the work of present Catskill fly tyers, provide a forum for the sharing of information and promote the development of future generations of Catskill fly tyers.

Members of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild firmly believe that the development of fly fishing in the Catskill Mountains of New York is synonymous with the development of fly fishing in the United States. This rich heritage is seen as the foundation of the Guild's present efforts.

Monthly Meetings

Roscoe, NY "Trout Town, USA"We hold regular monthly meetings in Roscoe, New York. Roscoe is also affectionately known as "Trout Town, USA" and is the in the heart of the Catskills at the convergence of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc rivers at Junction Pool. We are a loose knit but avid bunch of fly tyers, Catskill historians, collectors and fly fishers. The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild also attends most if not all of the fly fishing and fly tying shows in the Northeast.


Membership in the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild is a rewarding experience especially if you live in or near the Catskills area of New York. The Guild holds regular meetings and events.

Membership dues is charged per calendar year and that includes access to our digital newsletter! Please inquire for membership fees. (catskillflytyersguild[at]

To become a member by U.S. Postal Service mail:

Please provide us with the following information below, by writing it on a piece of paper and mailing it to us along with your check.

First and Last Name

Phone Number

Postal Address

Email address

Interested in tying? Yes / No

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in our fly tying events. These events are held in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as of now and allow our members to demonstrate some of their favorite Catskill Patterns! Not a requirement of membership but can be a lot of fun!

Remite a check payable to "C.F.T.G" for:

** Inquire for current membership fee**


In the note section write “NEW MEMBER OR RENEWAL”

Send the letter to:


P.O. Box 663

Roscoe, NY 12776.

Keep in mind until we get the palpal link up on the website, this may take a few weeks to get cashed and put you into the system.


Patches and Hats:

We have hats, patches and tshirts that are available for sale at shows and events!



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The Rockland House - Appreciation

The Catskill Fly Tyers Guild wants to express its appreciation and thanks to Tom and Marea Roseo, proprietors of The Rockland House, for making the facilities at that establishment available for the guild meetings and for their continued support. Please reciprocate with your patronage.

Ralph Graves "Old Glory" streamer
"Old Glory" Streamer
Originated and tied by late member Ralph Graves