Many of you know me in my role as an angler and a fly tyer as Selene Dumaine. Some of you may know that I married Eric Frohmberg, love of my life, a few years ago which put me in a predicament when it came to last names. Thanks to Graydon and Leslie Hilyard, I... Continue Reading →
This post is a memory of my first encounter with the name Lefty Kreh in the mid 1990's. Oh to be 23 again, nope. Not for me. Except if I were in L.L. Bean wishing and hoping to win a door prize at the annual Fishing expo. It was the year I was learning to... Continue Reading →
I fell in love with this chimney built caddis house when I learned about them with my husband Eric doing research for his Anglers' Entomology Podcast episode #21 about Caddisflies. I wanted to find a way to imitate what you see in the first photo. The Brachycentrus became my new quest to tie. A most... Continue Reading →
The oldest child was to get the large room above the living room until he was ready to move out then , mwahhaaaa, we were to take it over as a fly tying room. So the oldest looks like he is staying in the nest longer than we thought so we moved him to the attic on the third floor last week and we moved in to the coveted fly tying room often referred to as our "couples cave."
There are some days when the everyone hits the like button and are generous with praise on Facebook. The day I posted the rod grip with the nymph on it was one of them. Then I had an idea about not just burning bugs and flies onto new rod grips, but why not onto peoples favorite... Continue Reading →
I immediately thought of the Gray Ghost fly of Carrie Stevens' and how the two would compliment each other in spirit if not in art form.
Please enjoy viewing this gallery of flies that I have tied. Some are original patterns that I have created and some are Carrie Stevens patterns that I have recreated. I tied many of the streamers in my hands without a vise, but for some of the other more practical patterns I use a vise for... Continue Reading →
Diane Michelin is a Canadian artist that specializes in Angling art. We collaborated years ago on a project that involved my boat, "Ketcham" that she painted as seen above. I created three unique flies and mount them with the print. The unframed print and three flies costs $150. Contact Selene to purchase.