In this tying demo, Jay will be tying and discussing two patterns he uses to hunt the selective trout of the Deerfield and other western Massachusetts streams. The Quigley Cripple was originally designed by Bob Quigley for educated fish in the west. Jay has adapted this pattern for our Hendrickson hatch. It is a low riding fly with good buoyancy because of the deerhair. The X-Caddis is a super simple low riding caddis emerger and can be tweeted to cover dead adults and egg laying females. Both of these flies CRUSH.
Jay Aylward is a fly fishing guide and fly tyer in western Massachusetts. He guides fresh waters out of a boat and on foot for multiple species. He is a passionate dry fly guy who anxiously awaits technical downstream drifts.