Joe O'Clair - Tier - Presenter

Joe O'Clair

Joe O'Clair is a retired Certified New York Culinary Instructor, turned Professional Fly Tyer.  His flies have been featured in FLY TYER MAGAZINE and he is one of thirteen people featured in Dave Klausmeyer’s book "STRIPED BASS FLIES, Patterns of the Pros".


Joe grew up along the Hudson, Sawmill and Beaver Kill Rivers in New York where he fished and tied flies as a teenager.  He pursued fishing throughout his professional culinary days, but after retiring, about 15 years ago, Joe began tying salt water flies in earnest at his home on Cape Cod.  There, he fishes the Bass River, Monomoy, and the southern Cape waters.   What started out as a “hobby”; tying flies for a few people, soon became a full time business.  Joe’s flies are in such demand that he started FlyCatcher Flies


When tying, Joe keeps the customer and the location in which he fishes in mind.  He ties for local fishermen in and around Cape Code, friends, and for a number of on-line customers.  Joe is always pursuing new fly designs and materials, looking for the perfect combination of pattern and color combinations.  Joe is strictly a custom tier and “old school” when it comes to customer service and satisfaction.  If you don’t see a fly in a particular color or if you need a fly tied a certain way, “just ask”; if Joe can make it happen, he will.


I always believed that the best custom made flies could be purchase at a reasonable price. Purchasing in quantity lowers your price and increases your fly supply for fishing. All flies will be sold in groups of 6. plus FREE SHIPPING . Thanks Joeflycatcher


View Joe's Flies For Sale Here On MyFlies