Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern- Ben Bilello

Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and ModernBen Bilello

This blog features some of my favorite Atlantic salmon flies and the occasional trout or saltwater fly. From time to time, I will feature flies from some of my favorite fly tyers, as well as product reviews, fishing reports, and interviews. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have.


  • Atlantic Salmon Flies

    • Last Blast of Shad…And A Nasty Surprise!

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Last Blast of Shad…And A Nasty Surprise! Forgive the tardiness of this post. I haven’t had much time to devote to anything computer-related lately. This report deals with three separate trips: May 25, 27, and 30. I devoted all of my […]

    • Spring So Far…

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Spring So Far… My heaviest work seasons are spring and fall which, unfortunately for me, are the best fishing seasons in this area. Work was unusually slow for me last spring, so I had a lot of time to fish. This […]

    • Shad Time on the Big River

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Shad Time on the Big River I met up with my friend Mike yesterday to do a little shad fishing. I went out once already, at the first mention of a run starting, but struck out. Instead of fishing a favorite […]

    • Breaking in a New Rig on the Delaware

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Breaking in a New Rig on the Delaware    Last week was a long one. Since moving into our house almost three years ago, we knew a deck replacement would need to happen sooner rather than later. The old deck was […]

    • I Hate Tying Bombers

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello I Hate Tying Bombers  I hate tying Bombers. If well-tied Bombers didn’t cost so much, I would consider buying some. I hate tying them for a number of reasons. Here are a few: 1. They are material hogs. The veal industry […]

    • Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Part II – Tube Flies

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Part II – Tube Flies In Part I of this series, I listed my five favorite conventional flies for broodstock Atlantic salmon fishing. Part II will round out my top ten with five of my favorite […]

    • Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Part I – Conventional Flies

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Part I – Conventional Flies When we are trout fishing during a heavy insect hatch, we assume that most of the rising fish are feeding on a particular insect and will take a natural looking and well […]

    • Naugatuck Report March 10, 2016 Take My Kid, Please

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Naugatuck Report March 10, 2016 Take My Kid, Please The past couple of days could almost be considered a “heat wave” for early March. On paper, today looked like an ideal day to catch some salmon. I haven’t been out since […]

    • Product Review: Harbor Freight Toolbox Organizer…Tackle Box…Fly Box?

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Product Review: Harbor Freight Toolbox Organizer…Tackle Box…Fly Box? About 15 years ago, I bought a plastic Black and Decker rolling toolbox from a discount store. I thought I could use it to carry my drum set hardware. When I got home, […]

    • Out-to-Lunch & Jones Special

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Out-to-Lunch & Jones Special As I’m sure many would agree, tying for a trip is the most fun kind of fly tying. Often times, I look at a fly and think, “Yeah, this is the one.” Out of a pile of […]


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