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