Fly Tying Mondays Resume on November 26th, 2018

We will get another season rolling on Monday November 26th at West River Fly Shop. From 7 pm to 9 pm. members are always welcome.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday March 14th

Hi Everybody!

Karen and I are in Canmore skiing. Doug Pullen organized tonight's fly tying session and wrote up the text and took the pictures below. Thanks Doug.

Rick Miyauchi was our guest tyer tonight. Rick instructed 19 enthusiastic fly tyers who braved the heat waved that gripped Red Deer today. There was speculation that Rick would tie naked tonight but Rick felt that the group should stay focused on the 4 fly patterns that he offered the group. Based on years of experience, Rick has determined what elements within a fly that trigger a strike response. His focus is on the fly’s profile which satisfies the fish’s natural curiosity. Simple but effective is the name of the game.
Thanks Rick for a great evening of fly tying.

Doug reported that Dick Talleur passed away in February. Dick had written books and submitted articles to fly fishing magazines for decades. Doug also informed the group of Charlie Craven’s latest book “Charlie’s Fly Box”; lots of great patterns and detailed instructions. Doug also talked about a web site he discovered called “Fly Fishing Internet Radio”. There are many downloadable pod casts featuring interviews with almost every name in fly fishing you would care to listen to; a great source of information on every aspect of fly fishing.

The group was told that Dave Jensen will be presenting a video show on April 4 @ 7pm. Based on his New Zealand experience, he will bring some insight to the fascinating world of sight fishing for Trout rather than chasing hatches and snouts. There will be a $5 admission fee. At the conclusion of the video presentation, there will be a draw for some TU dinner auction tickets funded by the extra money raised by the fly tying club.

Next week is the Stimulator Challenge. Bring your favorite antron for stimies. We will start with size 8 and we will try to work our way down to size 16 (maybe).

The Last Resort Chironomid
Hook: Mustad C49 size 12
Thread: 8/0 black
Bead: 1/8 silver bead
Rib: fine copper wire
Body: 3 strands pheasant tail
Thorax: 1 strand of peacock herl

RK Mayfly Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B size 16
Thread: 8/0 black or olive
Tail: 6 strands of black hackle
Rib: fine copper wire
Body: 5-8 strands olive marabou (evenly tapered)
Thorax: 1 strand of peacock herl (1/3 hook shank)
Legs: 4 strands black hackle (tied in on sides of thorax)

Rick talking to the Gang.

Lots of concentration happening here!

Chabrous Nymph
Hook: Mustad C49 size 14
Body: chartreuse wire size brassie (coat with Hard as Hull)
Thread: 8/0 black
Thorax: grey dubbing

Notes: Try making a tri-coloured body using 3 separate coloured wire strands, ie- black/silver/red

Sparkle Booby
Hook: Mustad 3906 size 10
Thread: 6/0 olive
Body: small silver crystal chenille
Underbody: silver mirage
OverBody: olive fish hair
Eye Supports: 1/8 white booby foam
Eyes: adhesive stick-on eyes

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