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, January 30, 2012

Monday January 30th, 2012 An Evening with Evan Ritchie

Evan Ritchie was our guest presenter tonight. Evan taught 22 fly tyers some variations on fly patterns that we all rely on. Have you ever watched a fly fisherman have an amazing day on the same water where your success rate was minimal? Evan's scud pattern came from modifications that he learned from a fellow fly fisherman at Summit Lake in British Columbia. Evan makes his own dubbing and adding some to the tried and true woolly bugger made a good pattern even better. Evan's backswimmer pattern evolved when he needed some backswimmers NOW! Again simplicity rules. Three great patterns that will get you into trout everywhere! Thanks for presenting tonight, Evan.

Bruce Tilbrook from our tying gang has published a book called Sausage Men. It has a fly fishing theme and it is available as an e-book. You can read 15% of the book on line for free. I think you will enjoy the anecdotes and real life experiences that Bruce writes about. Well done Bruce!

Many of you took in the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition. I hope you enjoyed the displays, people and workshops. Our buddy Doug Pullen never misses workshops that are put on by the Steelhead Queen herself, April Volkey. We always tease Doug, but a picture speaks a thousand words.

Don't forget that International Fly Fishing Film Festival comes to Red Deer on Sunday February 12th at 3:30 pm at Carnival Theatre. You can buy your tickets right here.

Next week, Phil Nash is our guest instructor. See you then.

Evan Ritchie

Rick working on making his fly buggy with a velcro stick.

Doug Pullen and the Steelhead Queen, April Volkey. You won this round Doug!

Woolly Bugger

Hook: Mustad 9672 sizes 4 to 10
Tail: Black marabou and black crystal flash
Body: Black chenille and black sparkle dubbing combined with a dubbing loop
Hackle: Black

Backswimmer

Hook: dry fly 2 XL size 10 or 12
Underbody: brown foam
Body: Gold or silver tinsel
Shellback: Brown foam
Legs: Brown rubber leg material

Doug DeWitt uses this material for his backswimmer legs. It can be found in the bead department at Michaels.

Evan's Scud

Hook: C53S or TMC 200R size 14
Body: Olive rabbit or an alternate buggy material
Shellback: Clear plastic
Rib: Red wire or red sparkle thread


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