The "Cinberg"

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Eperous
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Re: The "Cinberg"

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Inspired by Phil Chase, CJ, and Rob.... I've been fishing a #14 Cinberg dry fly the last two times I've wandered the waters of the upper Neversink. Phil Chase has often mentioned to me that the late Doc Cinberg was a fly fishing member of Frost Valley, but I don't think this noted angler ever got to wet a line in the East Branch of the Neversink as these waters were open to members' usage after Doc passed away. So today, as on my last trip here, I fished a Cinberg remembering the Doc....

A Cinberg brook trout struggles a bit before being set free...

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Re: The "Cinberg"

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Doc's looking down and smiling Ed, thats for certain.

Of all the flies we talk about and ones that have stories attached to them, by far the Cinberg is the most charming. Its original, beautiful, productive and associated with one of the Catskills great riverkeepers.

Thanks for keeping the history current, and great picture too! CJ
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Re: The "Cinberg"

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Beautiful, Ed.

Doc certainly is smiling down on you.

Pretty cool to fish a pattern those brookies have never seen before!

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Re: The "Cinberg"

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I have always loved the history of flies be it dries wets or streamers and this forum has scratched me again. This time with a fly called the Cinberg. What a wonderful history. Let me move on. I'd like to show you some of my pleasures with this fly as well as a fly called a Jingler, which is an old English-Scottish pattern which is similar.
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My version of the Cinberg. I read somewhere that this fly is a "pain" to tie, an understatement.
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These are Jinglers..I tie them in two shades. They use a partridge feather as as soft-hackle with stiff cock hackle for support.


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This is a little spring creek I fish, perfect for these flies as the stream has some beautiful brookies.
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This is a Cinberg tied by Chuck "Barleywine" this fly was hot.
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The brookies just pounded this fly.
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Jingler...and to add, these flies both the Cinberg and Jingler work better after getting chewed up a bit.



Jingler brookie.

I have plans to fish the Cinberg on the waters of its origin, as well as other small streams.

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Re: The "Cinberg"

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Beautiful photos again BrkTrt, and the flies are great too!

I think this place is home base for Cinberg users/tiers/promoters...they have been in use on small Catskill [and Jersey] streams pretty heavily the last few years :D

Thanks Dr Cinberg! CJ

ps...I notice you really dig those barbless bad boys, good show man!
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Re: The "Cinberg"

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CJ
The Cinberg is becoming a favorite of mine. I have got to try it on the Farmington.

The hooks are Allen D102BL, they are sharp, strong and they hold....inexpensive too.

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Re: The "Cinberg"

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catskilljohn wrote:Thanks Dr Cinberg! CJ

Amen to that!!! :D
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Re: The "Cinberg"

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I've been fishing this dry fly a lot myself the last few weeks... often I dangle a small wet fly--- either a Scarlet Ibis or Black Gnat--- some 6 inches below it just in case the trout prefer something underneath...

Here's a recent Cinberg Charmed Circle brook trout
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Re: The "Cinberg"

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Brk Trt wrote: DSCN4558.JPG

This is a little spring creek I fish, perfect for these flies as the stream has some beautiful brookies.
(hmm, photo isn't showing up in the Preview--I'm trying to pull up the picture of the stream)

What a piece of water that is! Can you tell us a little about how you fish it, and with what sort of rig? I fished a stream like this as a kid in Western Massachusetts, and I felt I had to crawl on my belly to get in close enough to the fish--they were hypersensitive to the lightest footsteps or disruptions to the water.

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Re: The "Cinberg"

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I do not wish to give the name of the stream, but it's located in eastern CT.

I fish a 5' 9" 3wt glass rod. When possible I'll fish from the bank, the bottom has a lot of silt. When walking in the stream I'll wait the necessary time it takes for the water to clear. I fish the fly downstream, making a short cast and letting the current take the fly downstream. I will at the end of my drift bring the fly back twitching and drowning it like a soft hackle.

Most times I'm successful with this method.

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