Caucci was inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame in October
2006 at the Catskill Flyfishing Museum and has been an international
name in the fly fishing world since his milestone book HATCHES was
presented in the FIELD and STREAM book of the month club as the
May 1975 selection.
Caucci is the author (with Bob Nastasi) of five Flyfishing books;
COMPARAHATCH, HATCHES, FLY-TYERS COLOR GUIDE, INSTANT MAYFLY IDENTIFICATION
GUIDE, and HATCHES II. He has also made many contributions to other
books, has written articles regularly for top Flyfishing magazines,
and was a contributing editor. Al was on the Board of directors
for the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum for five years and
is one of the founders and a current officer of the “Friends
of the Upper Delaware River”.
Caucci is creator of the famous “Comparadun” and also
developer of the Compara-fly series of patterns with Bob Nastasi.
They developed an entire fly tying system, which revolutionized
the way trout flies are tied and fished today. Al's names is synonymous
with modern Flyfishing entomology, as well as on
the bonefish flats where he designed the effective Hoochy Caucci
bonefish patterns which are deadly in the Bahamas.
Caucci’s home is on the Upper Delaware but he is equally at
home in Montana, the Bahamas, and other fly fishing destinations
around the world where he spends 4 months a year teaching, fishing,
and exploring sites for his trout and bonefish programs. He is owner/director
of the nationally acclaimed Delaware River Club Flyfishing Resort
and the Al Caucci Flyfishing Schools on the West Branch of the Delaware
with his Flyfishing
career, Al was a practicing mechanical engineer between 1961 and
1994 and Chief Engineer for Weiler Company between 1980 and 1994.
His writing ability and scientific background meshed perfectly with
Bob Nastasi’s artistic background in illustration and photography
to produce their works.
passion is Flyfishing for wild trout and bonefish, and teaching
students the physical skills and importance of protecting their
rivers and environment. When asked about his fruitful life, Al credits
his wife Betti for her encouragement and assistance over the past