Custom Fly Tying By Award Winning Warm Water Enthusiast Pat Cohen

About Super Fly

Pat with bass

My name is Pat Cohen. I am a Tattoo Artist, Illustrator, fly tyer and author. I live in upstate New York where there is an abundance of warm water streams, lakes, and farm ponds to fish; although most anything with gills is fair game. I was always a terrible fisherman with spin and casting gear, but I began fly fishing in 2008 and since then I have caught more fish than I can count. I have been tying flies since January of 2009. Fly fishing and tying have become an essential part of my life.

I specialize in deer hair bass bugs, but I tie everything from streamers to nymphs. The artistic freedom that fly tying offers is what drew me to it. All of my flies are meant to be fished with the exception of the display offerings. Every piece of each bug - be it the hair, feathers, or weed guards - has a purpose. The final product is a fish catching fly and a miniature sculpture all in one. To my way of thinking, there is nothing like watching a five pound bucketmouth or an 18 inch smallie erupting from the water to crush one of my bugs as its drawn across the surface.

Although I spend a majority of my time pursuing Smallmouth and Largemouth bass, I am passionate about pike as well. When given the opportunity I will chase just about any species with a fly rod that I can. I have pursued trout, peacocks, steelhead, salmon, even salt water species such as stripers and snook. If it swims and eats other fish, my flies will catch them.

I have a deeply ingrained passion for chasing golden bones; carp on the fly is a challenge that more and more fly anglers are only beginning to appreciate. Carp are by far one of the most difficult fresh water species to hook with a fly, and I've created a wide variety of nymph patterns to target these misunderstood and often maligned game fish.

I take no short cuts and make each and every fly as durable and of as high a quality as I can. As a working artist, I try to add an artistic flair to all of my fly creations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.

I am a member of the pro team for 3-Tand Reels, Epic Fly Rods, Peak Vises, Vedavoo, Custom Gheenoe Boats and Predator Fly Gear. I regularly demonstrate fly tying at various events and fly shops.

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