Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

A box full of flies!
...and fly fishers

Monday, March 21, 2011

Snazzy Stimulators Monday March 21, 2011

It's hard to believe it's Spring here in Red Deer. Another snow squall invaded Red Deer but nevertheless 21 fly tyers came out to take in Bob's presentation on stimulators. This was a follow up session from two weeks ago when we tied stonefly nymphs. Tonight we tied several variations of Randall Kauffman's famous pattern. Tying stimulators teaches you so much technique in fly tying including sizing hackle, dubbing a body, tying in deer hair tails and wings and getting a good sense of proportion.


Stimulator fly patterns can be used for stoneflies in Alberta. In a few short weeks the skwalas will be hatching in southern Alberta and a dark green stimulator in size 10 can be a real asset. Later in May skwalas can be found hatching on the Red Deer River. As the season progresses, the golden stones start hatching on many Eastern Slopes Rivers. The cutthroat love to rise to a well presented stimulator dressed as a golden stone.

We have one final session on April the 4th when Dave and Amelia Jensen will be doing a special presentation on sight fishing. This presentation will include some amazing video that you will certainly enjoy. The presentation may inspire you to try sight fishing on our local rivers. There will be a $5 admission charge.

We will also have a draw for 4 tickets to the Central Alberta Trout Unlimited Dinner/Auction on May 12th. I do hope that you will consider supporting this event by buying a ticket. Its a great evening and there is lots of opportunity to bid on some real cool fly fishing gear, art, tools, etc. The best part is supporting the sport that we all love so much.

Bob at the Vice

Stimulator

Hook: TMC 200R sizes 6 to 14
Tail: Elk hair or deer hair
Rib: 3/0 yellow thread (or fine copper wire)
Body: Orange antron or ice dub
Hackle: Brown for the body
Wing: Elk or deer hair
Head: yellow antron/ice dub
Hackle for the thorax: grizzly hackle

Rubber Legged Stimulator

Hook: TMC 200R sizes 6 to 14
Tail: Elk hair or deer hair
Rib: 3/0 yellow thread (or fine copper wire)
Body: Golden stone antron or ice dub
Hackle: Brown for the body
Wing: Elk or deer hair with an orange polypropelyn underbody or synthetic
Head: yellow/orange antron or ice dub
Hackle for the thorax: grizzly hackle
Legs: Rubber

Skwala Stimulator

Hook: size 10 or 12 TMC 200R
Tail: Elk hair or deer hair
Rib: 3/0 yellow thread (or fine copper wire)
Body: peacock herl or peacock ice dub
Hackle: Brown for the body
Wing: Elk or deer hair
Head: dark green antron/ice dub/peacock herl
Hackle for the thorax: grizzly hackle
Legs: Rubber

The Gang working on stimulators.


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