Its a blustery Saturday and 24 members of the Central Alberta Fly Tyers spent the day learning to tie BIG flies with Phil Rowley. This was Phil's 5th trip to Red Deer and he taught us 8 great patterns. The group learned so many new ways to tie flies today. Phil is one of the best tying instructors. His seminars are detailed and very educational. We appreciate the "hands-on" approach that Phil uses. By the end of the day we were introduced to the world of tube flies, making double bunny flies, building articulated leeches and my personal favorite the MOAL (Mother of All Leeches). Phil's schedule is a bit crazy this time of the year and we are very appreciative of the time he put into today's seminar. A special thanks to Patsy Rowley for preparing all the materials. That takes a lot of time.
The gang at work.
Paz and Doug concentrating on their flies.
Today's Patterns. All the images are from Phil's Presentation.