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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Innovative Chironomids from John Kent




Hi Everybody!

Tonight was all about some innovative chironomids designed by John Kent. As many of you already know, John is an ingenious fly tyer who has come up with several very creative chironomid patterns that catch the "big" ones. I have learned a great deal from John about being precise when it comes to tying flies. Having the proper thread control, building a taper on the chironomid, smooth transitions and  trying to add a translucent effect are all part of great chironomid flies that are effective (and look great too)! I appreciate his creativity and experimentation that has taken his chironomids to the "next level!"

All the hooks and beads were purchased on line from The Canadian Llama Company, that we used for today's patterns.

Next week Rick Miyauchi is our guest tyer. We will be tying a parachute hopper and spinning deer hair as we make bomber flies.

We have only 4 spots for Phil Rowley's lake seminar on January 30th. This will be a hands on tying session. Phil will examine all food in a typical lake. This is going to be an excellent seminar! You will also come away with 10-12 proven flies that you will learn to tie!

We will be having Pub Night on Friday January 29th. The location will be announced next week!

Finally all the gang wants to extend our best wishes to our dear friend Bernie Peet who is recovering from surgery. We hope to see you soon my friend!


Duct Tape Fly Version 1
(John Kent Originator)

Hook: Alex Jackson Covert Crystal size 9 and 11
Thread: Red UTC 8/0
Underbody: White Unistretch (taper)
Rib: Small Silver Wire
Body: Red and Green Holo Tinsel, medium
Bead: Red Entice Anodized Brass 7/64ths for size 9, 11; 3/32nds for size 13, red


Duct Tape Fly Version 2
(John Kent Originator)

Hook: Alex Jackson Covert Crystal size 9 and 11
Thread: Red UTC 8/0 and Olive UTC 8/0 (also try UTC watery olive and yellow olive)
Underbody: White Unistretch (taper)
Rib: Small Silver Wire
Body: Red Holo Tinsel medium and olive UTC thread under medium opal tinsel
Bead: Red Entice Anodized Brass 7/64ths for size 9, 11; 3/32nds for size 13, red


Hog Magnet
John Kent Originator

Hook: Alex Jackson Covert Crystal sizes 11 and 13
Thread: Red UTC 8/0
Gills: White Uni Stretch
Underbody: White Unistretch (taper)
Rib: Small Red Wire or Small holo tinsel, red
Back: Medium or Large Holographic Tinsel, red
Body: Lagarten Mini-Flat Braid-silver (5 strands for size 11, 3 strands for size 13)
Bead: Red Entice Anodized Brass 7/64ths for size 11, 3/32nds for size 13, red


Dirty Olive
John Kent Originator

Hook: Alex Jackson Covert Crystal sizes 11 and 13
Thread: Rusty brown UTC 8/0
Gills: White Uni Stretch
Underbody: White Unistretch (taper)
Rib: Small Copper Wire
Body: Lagarten Mini-Flat Braid-dark olive (5 strands for size 11, 3 strands for size 13)
Bead: Brass Copper 7/64ths for size 11, 3/32nds for size 13



John Kent


John "Field Testing" his creations!





Stuart and Taryn constructing chironomids!

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