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, March 23, 2015

Edge Bright Nymphs and S.O.S. s

Hi Everybody!

Another fly tying season drew to a close tonight. Fly Tying Mondays certainly helps us get through our long winters here in Central Alberta. Tonight we tied 3 nymphs that you should give a try on your favourite moving waters. A neat material called edge bright was used to make two of the nymphs and a guide favourite in Colorado called the SOS was introduced to the group!

Tonight was a perfect ending to a great season of fly tying with almost 30 tyers crammed into a classroom having a great time. Rick started the evening off sharing his size 20 S.O.S. fly.


Rick's Size 20 S.O.S.

 Luckily we started off with a size 12 fly and worked our way to a size 18 fly.




On Behalf of the Central Alberta Fly Tyers, I would like to thank our guest instructors for the the past season. Organizing a tying session for our group takes time, planning and the courage to "get up there" and teach to a group of your peers. Thanks again!

We are always interested in any constructive feedback. Next year, we are considering running our tying sessions right at TC Outfitters as long as we have the space (which it looks good).

Remember, if you have pictures of some of your trip experiences, please send them along and I will add them to the blog!

As well, if you are interested in casting lessons, contact Troy at TC Outfitters. We are trying to gage the interest in both single handed and spey casting lessons with Maxwell Robinson!

Lastly the IF4 Film Festival is coming to Carnival Theatre on Thursday April 16th. The show will start at 6:30 with the doors opening at 6 pm! Josh Nugent will be here to share 2 hours of fabulous films for us to enjoy! You can get tickets at the door or at TC Outfitters.


Edge Bright Nymph


Hook: Mustad 3906B sizes 12 to 16
Bead: 7/64s to 5/64s
Thread: Black UTC 70 denier
Tail: Black Hackle tips
Body: Black Thread
Shellback: Edge Bright Orange/Pink
Rib: UTC Black Wire, Small
Thorax: Ice Dub, Black
Legs: Black Hackle




Edge Bright Brassie

Hook: Mustad 3906 sizes 14 to 16
Bead: 3/32nds to 5/64s
Thread: Black UTC 70 denier
Tail: Black Hackle tips
Body: Brassie wire
Shellback: Edge Bright
Thorax: Ice Dub
Legs: Black Hackle fibres





Higa's S.O.S. (Save Our Skin)

Video of the S.O.S. being tied!

Hook: C49s size 16-20
Thread: Black UTC 70 denier
Bead: 5/64ths: Black nickel
Tail: Black Hackle Fibres
Body: Black thread
Rib: Small Silver UTC Wire
Flashback: Red Holographic Tinsel, medium
Thorax: Ice Dub, black
Legs: Black Crystal Flash

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