Jock MacKenzie was our guest presenter tonight. Jock taught 20 fly tyers how to construct the Bow River Bugger. Jock gathered all of his materials from Evan Ritchie's basement. If you are looking for fly tying materials be sure to give Evan a call. Jock's step by step power point presentation gave the gang an excellent overview of how to tie the Bow River Bugger. The Bow River Bugger is a very successful variation of Russell Blessing's original pattern. I have had a great deal of success on the Red Deer, the Bow and the Crow fishing this pattern. Be sure to tie this pattern in white, black and green. We all had to work at mastering how to correctly tie a deer hair collar and then spin deer hair. Doug Pullen showed us how to use a razor blade to trim the spun deer hair to form the head of the streamer. It sure is a slick way to get the job done. Thanks Jock for the well planned evening. It was nice to see some new faces amongst the gang tonight. Welcome!
Next week Roy Saunders is our guest presenter!
We now have 3 spots left for the Phil Rowley Workshop on the 30th of January. Let me know if you would like to spend a Saturday tying patterns from Phil's new stillwater book. As well, there are 4 spots left for the June trip to the Parkland Region of Manitoba. Check a few posts back for the details.
See you next week.
Jock MacKenzie tying a Bow River Bugger
Lets see, how do you spin deer hair again?