Twenty Two fly tiers came out tonight and learned to construct parasol emerges with Tim Maley. It is neat to see a very unique way to present a fly just under the surface. The fly is attached to an antron/yarn parasol that allows the fly to be fished just under the surface. You can use this technique for just about any emerging mayfly or caddis.
We ended the tying session by tying an excellent CDC Caddis pattern that is a real winner!
Thanks Tim for the very cool idea. I hope we get some feedback as to how this pattern made out on the water this upcoming fly fishing season!
Just a few reminders:
1. The Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition is on this weekend at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. Take a look at their website for a list of presenters. This exposition is usually full of great displays, presenters and product to purchase!
2. The Euro Nymphing Workshop with Phil Rowley still has 6 spots available. Let Bob Vanderwater know if you would like to attend!
I will post some materials that you will need for the workshop. Mostly thread. If you cannot find the materials, I am sure you can share with another person attending the workshop!
3. Next Monday we will be doing a chironomid session. The cost of next week's Fly Tying Monday is $5.00. You will get some extra thread to take with you at the end of the session. Try to bring an extra bobbin if possible next week!
Emerging Caddis Parasol
Thread: Green or black 8/0 thread
Hook: Mustad 3906 size 14 or 16
Parasol: Antron or macrame cord
Attaching parasol: 8 pound tippet
Body: Olive semi seal
Wing: Swiss straw
Thorax: Olive semi seal
Legs: Olive mallard flank