Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 5th at West Park Middle School starting at 7 pm. We are usually done by 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Caddis and Stones with Tim Maley

Hi Everybody!

Tim Maley was our guest instructor tonight and 21 avid fly tyers came out to learn about a very cool way to make caddis wings and a new way to make stonefly dry flies. The caddis wings were made from partridge feathers and packing tape. A very durable wing is made from sticking the feather right onto clear packing tape (maybe scotch tape would work too) and then cutting out the wing. You could use a caddis cutter to shape your wings once the tape is applied to the feathers. Tie your caddis size 12 to 18 for the Red Deer River. This particular caddis pattern sits low in the water column and will be a great addition to your fly box. We also tied a foam caddis emerger. Another excellent pattern that sits right in the surface film of the water. Our final pattern tonight was tied with three different types of foam. Again you could use a stonefly cutter to form your bodies. This pattern will work great for golden stones and skwalas. Thanks for the neat patterns tonight Tim!

Next week Rick Miyauchi is our guest tyer.

We still have 8 spots left for the Phil Rowley seminar on March 9th, Give me a call or drop me an e-mail to sign up.

Remember the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition is on this weekend at Spruce Meadows in Calgary.

Tim Maley

Tape Wing Caddis

Hook: Standard dry fly sizes 12 to 16
Thread: Tan 8/0
Body: Antron dubbing and a CDC feather
Wing: Packing tape and a partridge feather cut to shape
Indicator: Bright antron
Hackle: Brown



Foam Caddis Emerger

Hook: size 12-14 curved caddis hook
Thread: Olive or tan 8/0 
Shuck: antron
Body: antron
Rib: wire
Thorax: Arizona peacock dubbing
Wing: Brown foam
Indicator: Bright antron


Foam Stonefly (Skwala)

Hook: TMC 200R sizes 8 to 12
Thread: Olive 8/0 or 6/0
Ovipost: Black foam
Body: Olive razor foam
Thorax: antron
Wing: Tan foam
Legs: rubber leg material


Skwala Stones near Little Chief Park (late May)



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