I’m CJ, a retired teacher who has been fly fishing and fly tying for about 20 years. I have been fishing mostly on the waters in the Driftless Region of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, but when my wife and I travel, I usually have at least one fly rod and plenty of flies packed in the car. In addition to my “home waters”, I have been able to fly fish in California, Colorado, Maine, New York, North Carolina and a number of other states. I even managed to get in a day of fly fishing when we toured Ireland!
Fly tying has always been a bit of a passion for me – I enjoy the challenge of tying new and different patterns, usually putting my own twist on them. I’ve even developed a few original patterns over the years.
When I retired, I decided to turn my passion into a business venture – something to keep me active in my “old age”. Thus CJ’s Fly Box was born.
On the accompanying pages you can see a small sample of the flies that I offer in in my shop on Etsy. You can order any of the flies that you see here, as well as many others from the shop. Flies will be shipped USPS in 3 to 5 days, usually less. Etsy offers you a variety of payment options to make ordering simple and easy.
All of my flies are carefully tied using quality hooks and materials. In addition, I have fished all of the flies shown in my shop, and have caught fish with them, so I know that they work.
If you are looking for something different than you see in the shop – a different pattern, different colors or sizes, ar anything else – just click on the “Request Custom Order” button on the page. I’ll work with you to come up with exactly what you want.
If you are interested in seeing all of the flies that I offer, check out my full shop on Etsy by clicking here.
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