My name is Mark J. Romero and I have been tying flies since 1993, and fly fishing since 1989. I began doing shows as a fly tyer in 1997, having joined the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild in 1994. I began travelling all over the country to do shows in 2002, and have been specializing in Salmon/Steelhead and Artistic (framed for the wall), flies since 2005. I was born in California in 1950 and grew up there. I moved to N.Y.C. in 1981 when I was 31. I spent 30 years working in the music business travelling all over the world with the biggest names in Jazz, working as an audio engineer (live sound & recording) / road manager / stage manager / driver / psychaitrist / baby-sitter / trouble shooter and all the rest that comes with the territory. It is this experience that influences the designs, meaning and purpose of my flies. And while they are also meant to be fished…..I tye them to be infused with the messege within the music. My flies have now become known as, Jazz Flies. I am currently working on a book all about my life, and my flies.
You can check out Mark’s site at Pure Art Fly Tying