Jonny King Bio

Jonny King

Jonny King has been tying freshwater flies for nearly 30 years and started tying for saltwater in about 1990. He has fly fished throughout the United States and in Canada, Central America, South America and the Carribean, and has caught all the major freshwater and inshore saltwater species. His favorite fish and locations are the rainbow and brown trout of the Delaware River system in the Castkills and the stripers of Cape Cod Bay and New York Harbor. He taught himself to tie as a young teenager reading Poul Jorgenson's instructional books, and has tied for virtually every kind of fly fishing -- tiny dry flies, bass bugs, steelhead patterns, Northeastern striper flies, tuna flies, and flats patterns for bones, tarpon, permit and snook. He has many tying influences in both the freshwater and saltwater world, but especially acknowledges Bob Popovics, who has shared so much insight into saltwater flies and bait with Jonny and introduced him to Tuffleye, which has reignited his interest in epoxy style flies. When not fishing, Jonny is an intellectual property trial lawyer in New York City and a professional jazz pianist who has toured througout the world and has three CDs as a leader to his credit. You can check out his musical bio at