Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

A box full of flies!
...and fly fishers

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11th, 2010

Hi Everybody!

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.

Bob

Jock MacKenzie tying a Bow River Bugger

Lets see, how do you spin deer hair again?


Karen's Bow River Bugger is a success!


Bow River Bugger

Hook: 3X or 4X Streamer hook
Weight:lead substitute or cone head
Tail: marabou (color to suit) with some crystal flash
Body: Chenille (color to suit)
Hackle: Green, black or white
Rib: Medium copper wire
Collar: Deer hair
Head: Spun deer hair


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