Dr. Bill Young was our guest tyer tonight. The frigid weather could not stop 18 keen tyers from coming to learn how to tie two excellent patterns. The first pattern was a hopper pattern that A.K. Best developed and the second was a nymph that we called the bead head soft hackle hares ear. These two patterns fished as a "hopper-dropper" will be a great combination on Alberta streams. Thanks Bill. Your thoughts about tying at the start of the tying session were very useful. You did a great job guiding us through two excellent patterns.
Our next tying session is January 5th. We now have 20 tyers signed up for the Phil Rowley workshop on Saturday January 10th. There is space for 5 or 6 more tyers.
Have a Merry Christmas everybody. Enjoy this special time of the year with family and friends.
Dr. Bill Young leading 17 keen fly tyers.
Bead Head Soft Hackle Hares Ear
Hook: Tiemco 2457 sizes 16 -12
Bead: gold, size to match hook size
Tail: sparse partridge
Body: hares ear dubbing
Rib: gold tinsel fine
Thorax: Peacock Hurl
Hook: Size 8 dry fly
Body: yellow phentex
Hackle: brown or green
Under Wing: Turkey slip
Over Wing: Deer Hair