About Scott Cesari...

Scott began fly fishing in 2004 after a vacation to Maine introduced him to the sport. He returned home from that trip with a basic fly tying kit, and he still smiles when he recalls the words of the cashier who checked him out that day. “Are you sure you want to buy this?” she asked. “Fly tying is very addictive. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.” Little did she know how close to the mark her words would strike, and what began as a casual interest quickly developed into a fervent passion. Over the past six years, Scott has achieved several fly tying accolades, including winning the Pennsylvania state fly tying championship in 2006; and receiving several medals in the Federation of Fly Fishers’ fly tying contest that same year. He now continues his fly tying pursuits through participation in some of the industries biggest shows, such as the International Fly Tying Symposium and the Fly Fishing Show, events sponsored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum and the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum, and local events sponsored by his local chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Brodhead Chapter.


Scott has become known for his unique displays and decorative flies; most notably his realistic butterfly patterns. He is drawn to and greatly enjoys indulging in the more artistic aspects of fly tying, and this passion is reflected in both his presentation and style of tying. Fishable flies are presented in a natural setting, handsomely mounted on wood in custom designed wooden fly boxes, ready to fish or display. His realistic butterflies, often mounted in acrylic or glass cases as if caught in flight, certainly attest to Scott’s love of the more artistic aspects of fly tying.


While Scott’s true passion is tying, he does enjoy a day on the water as well. He has had the good fortune of fishing some of eastern Pennsylvania’s best private waters, where the smallest trout landed measured 16 inches. Yet, while he treasures memories of these banner days, Scott’s best days on the water are those spent in the pursuit of the smaller wild browns that inhabit the local streams near his home town of Bangor, Pennsylvania. He feels nothing is more fun than seeing those seven to ten inch brownies flipping and kicking about after taking a bead head pheasant tail or brassie, which they devour like popcorn.


Scott is always happy to discuss fly tying or fly fishing with fellow anglers and welcomes any comments, questions, or discussions.