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Catskill Fly Tyers Guild hosts Matt Supinski on the history of brown trout


Matt Supinski, author of The Brown Trout–Atlantic Salmon Nexus: Tactics, Fly Patterns, and the Passion for Catching Salmon, Our Most Prized Gamefish (Skyhorse, 2018). will give a presentation on the evolution and history of the brown trout at the next meeting of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild on Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. in the Wulff Gallery at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.

Supinski will trace the species from its origins in Europe and the Eastern Hemisphere to its first North American transplanting in 1883. He will discuss the remarkable adaptability and resilience of the brown trout, tactics for targeting the species, fly patterns, and other information need to catch this magnificent fish and to admire its legacy.
Supinski is also author of Selectivity: The Theory and Method of Fly Fishing for Fussy Trout, Salmon, and Steelhead (Stackpole/Headwaters, 2014) and Steelhead Dreams: The Theory, Method, Science and Madness of Steelhead Fly-Fishing (Frank Amato, updated edition, 2013). He is a fly-fishing guide, outfitter, instructor, lodge owner and operator, writer and photographer, and trained chef from Newaygo, Mich.

John Kovach