Bart Lombardo

Bart, the creator of Panfish On The Fly,  has been fly fishing and fly tying for over thirty years and writing about it for almost as long.  Although he is known to fish for trout and salmon all over the country, his true passion is chasing bluegill and other panfish with a fly rod.  As an endorsed fly tier for REGAL VISE he enjoys teaching others about the art of fly tying.   He has been featured guest on a number of podcasts including The Warm Water Fly Fishing Podcast, Tenkara USA's Tenkara Cast, and The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer.  He is also a featured fly fishing and fly tying instructor for Orvis and  LLBean as well as an Ambassador for Tenkara USA.  If you want to check out more of his writing visit The Jersey Angler.

Bart can be contacted via email at  

Louis DiGena

Lou Digena is a Regal Endorsed fly tier.  Lou’s background in fly tying includes 25+ years experience with a commitment to designing patterns with the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep It Simple Stupid).  He primarily targets trout, bass and bluegill throughout the United States.  His home waters are in the northeast where he prefers fishing for native Brook Trout and wild Browns.  He enjoys tying traditional patterns like the Frank Sawyer's Pheasant Tail, and Killer Bug and creating new patterns, like his Bubble Pupa, CE Crayfish (Close Enough), and K.I.S.S. Crane Fly Larva.

For more patterns and info visit  or email him at