Welcome to Iroquois Chapter Website

May 4th Meeting at Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery

The Iroquois Chapter is pleased to have Pat Cohen as our guest speaker this coming May 4th. Meeting starts at 6:00pm. Pat will be doing a presentation on fly-fishing for carp. Pat will be demonstrating tactics and what flies to use to catch the bonefish of the north.

As well Dan Galloway will be serving up some award winning BBQ for a reasonable price. Come on out to CBFH and enjoy Pat’s presentation, eat some BBQ and support your local TU chapter.

My name is Pat Cohen. 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.

Pat Cohen

Pat Cohen

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 it’s drawn across the surface.

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.

My Travels have also taken me into the world of salt water fly fishing. Most of my patterns are tied on reliable Mustad salt-water hooks for extra durability, and are suitable for stripers, blues, and any other salty game that might chase a baitfish.


Some of Pat Cohen’s Carp flies

My winters are spent chasing Great Lakes steelhead, salmon and browns. I will soon be offering a selection of the flies that I use to chase these magnificent sport fish as well. Expect a selection of both streamers and nymphs.

There will be continuous updates to this site as new offerings are added. If there is a fly that is missing that you would like to see, if you have any questions or are need of a specialty color or pattern, then please feel free to email me and I will do my best to accommodate your request. I tie all of my flies per order, so there are times when it will take me 2-3 weeks to put a large order in the mail. 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, Loon Outdoors, EP Flies, Dr. Slick, Jackson Kayak, Werner Paddles, Carp Pro Magazine and Partridge of Redditch Hooks. I regularly demonstrate fly tying at various events and fly shops on the east coast.

Pat Cohen’s website: www.rusuperfly.com

Dan Galloway of Galloway’s BBQ & Catering will selling his award winning BBQ. $11 includes Pulled pork, Coleslaw, Mac salad, and salt potatos..




The Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited & Dette Trout Flies

 TIE ONE ON 5th Annual Fly Tying Rendezvous was a 


Thank You to our members and guests who came out to join us! We hope you had a great time. If you couldn’t make it, we missed you, and we look forward to seeing you next year on March 25th, 2017

There are so many people to THANK for making this year’s event happen:

To all the Fly Tyers, Vendors, and Non-Profit Organizations-    THANK YOU, we couldn’t have done it without you!

To all of our Sponsors-

 We are so GRATEFUL for your support!

To all of the Donors for the Raffle Table Items –      


And To The Genesee Grand Hotel for Hosting this years event!

Your generosity helps us support the activities of Hope on the Rise, Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters, and Friends of Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery,

 as well as supporting the works of our local Chapter.

Please Remember to SAVE NEXT YEAR’S DATE- March 25th. 2017

The Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse, New York will be the site for the


And look for our Big Announcement on the



The Iroquois Chapter of Trout Unlimited & Dette Trout Flies



























7 Responses to Welcome to Iroquois Chapter Website

  1. Steve says:

    DEC schedules March meetings to discuss status of fisheries in four eastern Finger Lakes

  2. Steve says:

    The ESF Trout Bums website is active and located at http://www.esf.edu/org/troutbums/ We will place a link to this under the More Resources page.

  3. Steve says:

    Anthony, nice bio on Sheldon, looking forward to hearing what he has to tell us.

  4. Mike Hyde says:

    Hey guys its looking GOOD!!!! Love the pics from Furnace Brook clean up!!!

  5. David F.Seifritz says:

    David Scott,
    Sorry to get back to you so late about your question, the site is still in its beginning stages and we are still working on format and content. Please check out some of the other pages as we are just getting more posts with calander infomation and other updates. As for projects we are just starting the search for new places that could benefit from our help, we have several sites to be considered Onondaga Creek, Butternut Creek, Limestone Creek is one we worked on a few years back in the town of Manlius, Mill Run Park section and it still has another phase or two to be completed. Nine Mile is always in need of stream cleanups and we just finished a Earth Day stream cleanup of Furnace Brook on Saturday in the city Elmwood Park section. Our next chapter meeting will be stream side on Nine Mile Creek to review our plantings from last year as well as fish a bit, meeting starts 5:00 at the new parking lot off 174 just past Jakes Fly Shop hope to see you there and discuss some of our other projects.

    David F. Seifritz Iroquois Chapter President

  6. Bob Semian says:

    Congratulations to the Iroquois Chapter and its members on getting your new web site ‘www.iroquoistu.org’ up and running. I look forward to seeing it grow with the latest chapter information, activities and accomplishments. Looks great!
    Bob Semian
    Region 7

  7. David Scott says:

    Just wondering what kinds of projects you work on. I saw your sign at 9 mile creek.

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