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 25, 2016

Hopper, ...Dropper!


Rick had to rescue his mom at short notice tonight so we had to unearth the "emergency lesson," for the 25 tyers that came out tonight. There is always a "healthy" supply of Orange Crush foam bodies in the lesson box so we tied up a fly that won the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest. It floats like a cork and works great on our Eastern slopes rivers. Another fly that floats high and cutthroat, browns and rainbows love is the Madam X. We finally tied a great nymph called the Flashback that can be attached about 18 inches below one of the above two flies as a dropper. Flashbacks work great in both flowing waters and rivers.

Here are a few added details about our all day fly tying seminar with Phil Rowley this Saturday January 30th.

The seminar is at Mattie McCullough School gym starting at 9 am. Come a bit early and have a coffee with everybody before we get rolling!

Mattie McCullough School's address is 26 Lawford Avenue. The easiest way to get there is to travel east on 32nd street until 32nd street ends (well past Hunting Hills High School). Turn right onto Lawford Avenue. The school is just a block down the street to the right!

If you are travelling down QEII, exit on 32nds street and head east right to the end of 32nd street and turn right!

For lunch, you can bring your own or order pizza.  If you are going to have pizza for lunch, we will collect $10 at the door!

Friday night we will also have Pub Night at Tiffany's just at the top of the south hill. Phil, Patsy, Karen and I will be there right after we set up for the workshop! We will be there about 7:30 ish!

Remember to bring along the following items. Remember, if you do not have some of these items, we can do some sharing! Copper flashabou and E6000 glue will be there for all to use. Bring it along these items if you have them!

·        8/0 or 70 denier Red
·        8/0 or 70 denier Black
·        8/0 or 70 denier Brown
·        8/0 or 70 denier Olive
·        8/0 or 70 denier Chartreuse
·        6/0 or 140 denier Olive
·        6/0 or 140 denier White
·        Copper Flashabou
·        White Uni Stretch
·        Holographic Mylar Medium
·        Silver Wire, Small
·        UV Crystal Flash
·        Gold Wire, Small
·        Mirage Opal Mylar Medium
·        Gel Super Glue or E6000 Adhesive (Michaels)
·        Brushable Superglue
·        Red Sharpie Permanent Marker

Yes we do have a fly tying session next Monday February 1! Rick successfully got the hot water tank flood fixed with minimal damage. He will be our presenter next Monday!


Orange Crush

Hook: 3 XL dry fly hook sizes 8 to 12 or a 2 XL streamer hook
Thread: Orange or tan 8/0
Underbody: Yellow or orange (antron) dubbing
Body: Foam
Legs: Rubber


Madam X

Hook: 3 XL dry fly hook sizes 8 to 12 or a 2 XL streamer hook
Thread: Orange, yellow  or tan 8/0
Tail: Deer hair
Body: Golden Stone dubbing
Wing: Deer hair
Legs: Rubber


Flashback Pheasant Tail

Hook: 2457 TMC or Daiichi 1120, sizes 12 to 18
Thread: Red 8/0
Tail: Pheasant 
Body: Pheasant
Shellback: Opal mylar, medium
Rib: Copper wire, small
Thorax: Peacock herl




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