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Paul Weamer, The Hatch
Growing up near the fertile limestone valleys of Central Pennsylvania, Paul Weamer was taught how to tie flies and fish by his father. After college, Paul spent four years working as a counselor in public schools before accepting a job managing the Wild Rainbow Lodge and fly shop along the Delaware River. In April 2002 he became the managing partner of Border Water Outfitters in Hancock, NY. When he wasn’t running his fly shop, Paul guided for trout on the Delaware and Beaverkill rivers, and steelhead in Cattaraugus, Elk, and Walnut creeks. In early 2007, after spending nearly a decade in the Upper Delaware watershed, Paul returned to Central Pennsylvania as the manager of TCO’s fly shop and guide staff in State College.
Paul has been a production tier for numerous guides and fly shops in the Catskill Mountains, including the legendary Dette fly shop located in Roscoe, New York. Paul and his flies have been featured in the Pennsylvania Outdoors television series, the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, the New York Times, Charles Meck’s landmark book The Hatches Made Simple and many other books and magazine articles. Paul is a contract fly designer for the Montana Fly Company and the inventor of the Weamer’s Truform, Comparachute, Alewife, and the Weamer Streamer series of flies.
He was a founding board member of the Delaware River Foundation and the Friends of the Upper Delaware River, and is a current member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He is a Guide Ambassador and member of the product development staff for Simms. Paul also belongs to the pro staffs of Regal Engineering, Hobie Optics, and Daiichi hooks where he designed the Daiichi #1230, Weamer’s Truform Mayfly Hook.
Paul is Fly Fisherman magazine’s Northeast field editor and his articles regularly appear in the magazine. He is also an accomplished photographer who has contributed photos to Fly Fisherman, The Catskill Regional Guide, and The Drake. Paul’s award-winning first book, Fly Fishing Guide to the Upper Delaware River, was released in August 2007. He has also co-authored the Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches (with Charles Meck) and contributed to Jay Nichol’s Tying Dry Flies and several other books. Paul’s latest book will hit the shelves in fall 2012.
Paul and his wife, Ruthann, currently reside along Penns Creek in Coburn, Pennsylvania.