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 4, 2010

Monday January 4, 2010

Happy New Year Everybody!

We kicked off the 2010 fly tying season in great style. Twenty-eight tyers filled the Annie L Gaetz library. The evening was an opportunity to honor Russell Blessing, the inventor of the woolly bugger. Tonight we tied 3 variations of the woolly bugger. All three patterns will be useful to the Central Alberta fly fisher.

Next week Jock MacKenzie is our guest tyer. Jock is an avid fly fisher who always shares some great patterns. You'll enjoy Jock's sense of humor.

We still have 5 spots left for the Rowley Workshop on January 30th. The Trip to the Parkland Region of Manitoba is filling up. Let me know if you want to be a participant.


Bob showing the gang how to use a dubbing loop.

"The Gang" concentrating on their patterns.

The Pumpkinhead

Hook: Tiemco 200r size 10 or 12
Thread: Green, brown or black 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: Medium burnt orange marabou or olive marabou
Hackle: Burnt Orange Grizzly
Body: Medium olive sparkle dubbing or chenille
Bead: #8 Orange silver lined ceramic (3 mm)

...also try root beer colored marabou and body with the burnt orange hackle!

The Bulldog (Don Freschi's version)

Look at Don's web site here for his video of the tying instructions:


Black Micro Leech

Hook: Mustad Size 12 79580
Tail: Black marabou
Hackle: Black
Body: small black sparkle chenille
Bead: Red Ceramic

2 comments:

Kevin Kranenborg said...

all great patterns

William Winston said...

I am really impressed by the work you did in this article. It’s great enough to pull my attention and in reading this article for once to understand that your pen is really mightier than the sword.

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