Chester Enoch Dubriske
Fly Tyer, Fisherman, Father, Grandfather & Friend
Chet passed away in the summer of 2014 and I recall how his last few years were most memorable to me because regardless of the typical aches and pains we get when we are older he said time and again how he always felt perfect when he was trolling on Winni. There was always a gleam in his eye when he was at the fly tying bench tying up an order for a fishing buddy or trying something new. His most well known original tandem patterns were the Purple Smelt, the Ten Ten and the Spofford Smelt. This picture was taken in 2006 and although I had been tying for 25 years that was about the time I got serious about tying fish producing streamers. Between fly tying and fishing we became friends with a kindred spirit. He spent years teaching me to grade materials and tie streamers. And when my streamers became fish producers he enjoyed them as much as I did. He was an unrivaled expert at marrying saddle hackles and tying them on so a tandem ran perfectly at any speed. Chet was well known for his talent in picking up his rod and jigging the fly for hours and often he caught the most and biggest fish in the boat. CeeDee Streamers is his legacy.
Paul Chester Dubriske
Cee Dee Streamers Master Tyer
35 years of training would inevitably give someone the experience to excel at anything. And although I can tie a fish producing tandem streamer I am still learning every time I sit at the bench. My focus is on tying imitations of Rainbow Smelt that will trigger the strike from trophy landlocked salmon and rainbow trout.
My shop has a collection of close to 70 years worth of select fly tying material and I have developed sources throughout the world to find the best new materials. Because of this I can really concentrate on developing the best imitations. I fish in many lakes around New England and New York and Tandem Streamers are always my first choice. Inspired by Chet's ability to catch a lot of fish while jigging his rod over a 20 year period I developed the Downjigger, the G2jigger and the Skijigger. I am always glad to share any techniques and patterns I have and all are welcome at my shop. Starting in 2020 I will be offering classes teaching the CeeDee method of streamer fly tying.