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An inside look: Fulling Mill designer ‘Curtis Fry’ and what’s in his fly box?

Published: 6th November 2018 | Author: Fulling Mill

We’ve gathered a handful of FM designers to delve into their fishy brains in better hopes of finding out a little bit more about them.

Greetings, Curtis.  How are you these days? Hopefully you’re finding some time to get away to your local or not so local fishery to get some good days in on the water. Would you mind taking the time to answer a couple of questions below? This is to get our consumers better acquainted with our designers and give them a better understanding of who you are and what you enjoy doing most… fishing!

FM – So, Curtis give us a little background on yourself? Who you are and where do you reside?

FM – Very nice, I live and die by Fortnight myself… I mean… fly tying.

FM – How do you spend your time when not fishing?

FM – Family time is definitely important. Your guys’ shop is really taking off since you opened the doors! It’s so nice to hear success stories like this in our little industry.

FM – When fishing, what are your favorite species to chase?

FM – Can’t argue with you here. Brookies were a staple for me growing up as well, I think a lot of us here on the East coast can relate well with your statement. Wish we had Cutties though…

FM – Do you prefer fishing in lakes/ponds or rivers/streams?

FM – A true angler’s answer.

FM – Drift boat or wading, which do you prefer?

FM – I can see why! With Cheech behind the oars… You’re completely safe… right?!

FM – What’s your favorite food item to pack for lunch/snack?

FM – Solid choices. Meat, cheese, carbs and sugar. Essential building blocks in the angler’s diet.

FM – If given the choice, what fly would you fish for a whole day? Nymph, streamer, dry, emerger, wet (or salt if applicable)? Why?

FM – It really is a great all-around fly. We’ve had superb success with it in the East when Summer rolls around. The olive version is just unfair at times.

FM – What is your tried and true method of choice when fishing?

FM – Understandable. I think it’s safe to say that the “euro” methods are here to stay and aren’t just a fad. The evidence is everywhere… now if we can just get more people fishing still-waters for trout.

FM – What would be your most memorable catch?

FM – Black ants with Mom’s yarn… I’m sure she didn’t mind! Great story. Sorry to hear about Cheech fumbling the football! Don’t worry though, we believe you!

FM – What destinations (if any) are on your bucket list? Have you already been there?

FM – Those are some killer places. It’ll absolutely ruin you if you make it to either of them! In a good way of course. We hope you do someday.

Curtis, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Be well and make sure Cheech is on his best behavior!

Curtis-Fry Fulling Mill Designer

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