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, December 19, 2011

December 19th, 2011 Cool Caddis Patterns

Hi Everybody!

Larry Prowse was our guest tyer tonight. Larry taught 32 students 4 cool caddis patterns. Three of the fly patterns were introduced for fishing on Montana rivers and spring creeks. None of the patterns use hackle which allows the patterns to ride right in the surface water. All of these patterns are quite straight forward. The use of antron and z-lon makes tying these patterns quite quick to construct. You can tie these patterns in a variety of sizes and colors. In Central Alberta, be sure to have olive and tan bodies on your caddis patterns. All 4 patterns will be effective on our rivers in Alberta. This was Larry's first time in front of the camera and he handled it like a seasoned pro! Well done Larry, great instruction tonight.

The Phil Rowley Workshop on January 7th is now FULL. The theme is "FUN with Foam."

Have a Merry Christmas everybody !

Larry Prowse

The library was full of fly tyers tonight.

LITTLE bro was showing BIG bro how to tie flies.

Iris Caddis

Hook:TMC 100 sizes 14 to 18
Thread: 8/0 color to match
Shuck: crinkled z-lon gold or amber/color to match
Body: Hares mask or antron -keep it shaggy and rough
Wing: White z-lon
Head: Hares mask or antron

Improved X-Caddis

Hook: TMC 100 sizes 12 to 20
Thread: 8/0 color to match
Shuck: crinkled z-lon gold or amber/color to match
Rib: pearl UV light crystal flash
Body: Hares mask or antron -keep it shaggy and rough
Underwing: White Z-Lon
Wing: Carabou hair or deer hair
Head: same as body material


Crystal Serendipity

Hook: TMC 2487 sizes 14 to 18
Thread: 8/0 Tan
Body: 2 to 4 strands of pearl crystal flash
Rib: small gold wire
Wing: Deer hair


Balloon Caddis

Hook: standard dry fly hook sizes 12 to 18
Thread: 8/0 color to match
Abdomen: antron/rabbit mix or natural hares ear
Thorax: Same as abdomen
Wing: Deer hair
Head: foam- you can use a variety of colors

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