Dr. Bill Young was our guest tyer tonight. Bill had 24 avid fly tyers learn to tie 2 pike flies that Bill used in the Yukon to catch monster pike. We learned to tie a mouse pattern with deer hair and made an enormous foam pattern that the group offered up several names. The group thought the foam looked like licorice so Bill had a flashback to younger days and called it "All Sorts" while Betty suggested calling it "Buffy the Pike Slayer." Both flies will certainly entice a plump pike. Thanks, Bill, for another marvalous tying session. Remember don't let your cat get near that deer hair mouse!
There are 2 spots left for the Rowley Workshop on February 5th. Phil will like to remind everybody that he is saving the June 9th to June 13th for our group in Manitoba. Let me know before the Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition that is at Spruce Meadows the final weekend in January. At that time, Phil will open up the trip to any interested fly fishers. We still have 8 spots left. Let Bob or Karen know if you want to get in on this fabulous trip.
Next week Bernie Peet is our guest tyer. I bet there will be an English fly pattern or two. See you then!
Dr. Bill Young
Deer Hair Mouse
Hook: size 2 4xl hook with a wide gap (we used a steelhead hook with a turned up eye)
Body: Deer hair
"All Sorts' or "Buffy the Pike Slayer"
Hook: Size 4 (e.g. Mustad 9672)
Tail: Deer Hair
Body: Antron (color to suit)
Hackle: Brown saddle
Rib: Copper Wire
Body: Foam glued (orange, black and tan) with 3 M spray adhesive (super 77) You can buy it at Canadian Tire.
Our tying group has all ages.