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, March 11, 2013

West Coast Sea Run Cutthroat Patterns with Roy Saunders

Hi Everybody!

My buddy Roy Saunders always looked forward to the Stanley Cup Play-offs when he lived on Vancouver Island. Yes the hockey play-off were on but Roy went looking for his fly rod because he knew the sea run cutthroat were roaming close to the mouths of the rivers and creeks on the east side of Vancouver Island looking for salmon fry to dine on. When the salmon fry were released by hatcheries, the sea run cutts were close by to feed. Roy shared three excellent fry patterns that work great for cutthroats on the west coast. The mouths of the Oyster River and Sooke River are a great place to look for sea run cutthroats. Roy has tested these patterns out on Upper Kananaskis Lake and he was pleased to report that these patterns are a winner on our Alberta lakes too!

Thanks Roy for showing us these excellent patterns.

Next week we will be tying Blue Winged Olive patterns. Bring 8/0 olive thread. We will be tying on small hooks!

Remember that the IF4 Film Festival is March 21st. Buy your ticket right HERE.

Please get a ticket to the Central Alberta Dinner/Auction on April 25th. See Doug, Troy, Bob, Colton or Larry for a ticket.

See you next week!




Roy Saunders



Teal Orange and Silver

Hook: Mustad 9672 size 10
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Golden pheasant tips
Body: Flat silver tinsel or diamond braid
Collar: Orange seal (yellow/blue work too)
Wing: Teal flank 


Salmon Fry

Hook: Mustad 9672 size 10
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: silver tinsel frayed and olive teal or mallard flank
Body: Flat silver tinsel or diamond braid
Overbody: Olive teal or mallard flank
Collar: Orange seal (yellow/blue work too)
Wing: Teal flank 



The Professor

Hook: Mustad 9672 size 10
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Red hackle
Hot Spot: Yellow crystal chenille
Body: Green crystal chenille
Rib: Silver tinsel
Wing: Teal flank 






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