Monday, March 18, 2013
Foam Flat Fish and the King Prince with Evan Ritchie
Evan Ritchie was our guest fly tyer tonight and he decided that a fun fly would be just the ticket. Evan showed us one of his favourite pike patterns called the Foam Flat Fish. Tie them large and work the weed lines. You might just see your flat fish disappear with a big swirl. Pike find it hard to resist this great pattern. The neat thing about this pattern is that it dives and then comes back to the surface. Very cool idea Evan!
We then tied the King Prince. It is another effective variation in the "Prince Nymph" Series of flies.
Remember that the International Film Festival is this Thursday at Carnival Theatre at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. remember to get you tickets on line right HERE. Save yourself $5.00.
Remember that the Central Alberta Trout Unlimited Dinner/Auction is April 25th at the Black Knight Inn. Please support this worthwhile function. It is a fun filled evening and the proceeds go to Central Alberta Trout Unlimited.
Next week is our final fly tying session of the season. Bring olive 8/0 thread or 16/0 olive thread. Bob Edens has the 16/0 thread. We are tying BWO patterns.
Foam Flat Fish
Hook: Mustad 34007 sizes 1/0 to 4/0
Thread; 6/0 color to match foam
Body: Large crystal chenille
Over body: Glued 2 mm foam
Hot Spot: Orange 3/0 thread
Eyes: Craft eyes
Hook: TMC 200R size 14-18
Thread: Olive 8/0
Bead: 7/64th Gold, black or silver
Tail: Black goose biots
Body: Light Peacock Arizona semi-seal
Rib: Gold tinsel
Wing Buds: White goose biots
Building the Foam Flat Fish