Comment: Neil is a well-known local outdoor writer. He has spent a lifetime fishing Alberta streams. But in this case he’s going to regale us with his stories of fishing New York State’s Catskill Mountain streams. The Catskills are located about 100 miles north north-west of New York City. Some say that the legendary streams of this area are the birthplace of modern fly fishing. The standard upright winged dry flies with a wound hackle are often referred to a Catskill Patterns.