Les Kolibaba was our presenter tonight. Les taught 17 tyers how to construct a Devil Bug, the Wet/Dry fly and a black midge.
The Devil Bug's origins can be traced back to the early 1900's in the eastern United States. Gary Borger rejuvenated the pattern in the late 1980s. He loved to use it during heavy caddis hatches on the Bow River, the Big Horn and the Missouri River (in Montana). Its a very effective pattern, especially with selective trout.
The Wet/Dry Fly is also a Gary Borger pattern that he developed for heavy mayfly hatches to take picky trout even on the most difficult flat water situations. It is a very versatile pattern that can be fished as either a dry or wet fly. It matches the emergent mayfly. It also can be swung near the bottom of a river or in the surface film as a dry fly/cripple.
The black midge is another small fly that will be useful during midge hatches. Have several of these tied in size 20 for the Bow for late in February, early March.
Great job Les. You did a great job teaching us three useful patterns.
Next week Doug Cook is our guest presenter. See you then!
Les Kolibaba at the Vice
Doug sharing his expertise.
What size is that hook? I can hardly see it!
Hook: Tiemco 100 size 14 or R50 Mustad
Tail/shuck: Deer hair
Body: Hareline Hare's ear plus gold #9
Shell back: evazote or foam
Thread: Green 8/0
(Gary Borger originator)
Hook: Tiemco 100 size 14
Tail: Medium dun hen hackle fibers
Body: Medium olive hares ear plus
Hackle: Medium dun hackle
Thread: 6/0 or 8/0
Hook: size 20 dry fly hook
Tail: Medium dun fibers
Hackle: medium dun
Thread: 10/0 or 8/0