Roy Steenrod was only tying student of Theodore Gordon, whom he often guided and visited. Roy is responsible for passing on the distinctive characteristics of the Catskill dry fly. As an avid tyer and instructor, he took great pleasure in teaching young people the art for fly tying, and he spent many sessions at the DEC Camp in DeBruce. His dry fly, the Hendrickson, named after his friend and fishing companion, A.E. Hendrickson, is probably one of the best known and unchanged dry fly patterns still used to day in its original formula.