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 21, 2016

Micro Leeches and Ice Minnows (using Brill)



Tonight was all about micro leeches and ice minnows using brill. It was our last tying session of the year and the 24 tyers who came out in a spring snow storm, came away with 5 flies that they can certainly use on their favourite lakes. We started off tying the BMW (Brians Marabou Wriggler) designed by Brian Chan. This is his top micro leech that he likes to cast into the wind and let drift back to the boat. We then tied my go to leech, Glen's Leech. I use this leech more than any other leech pattern. We also tied a Micro Leech that is big just south of our border. It really doesn't have a name but it is a fish catcher. We then shifted gears and tied Bob Morensky's Ice Minnow followed by Rick Miyauchi's,  Kismet, a fly Rick has developed for early and late in the season.

Tonight was our final tying session of the season. The 16 sessions we had this year are thanks to the presenters from within our group who share their flies and knowledge. We all learn a great deal from each other, that is the strength of our group!

Remember that we are going to try to have a special presentation in about two weeks from Josh Nugent about hosted trips that we as club could get involved in! Stay tuned for the date!

Finally if you are interested in casting lessons, drop a note to either Troy at TC Outfitters or me. If there is enough interest, we will get things organized.

Lastly if you are willing to share some of your adventures, drop me an e-mail and I will post your pictures on the blog!

Have a great upcoming fly fishing season.



BMW (Brian's Marabou Wriggler) Brian Chan originator

Hook: Mustad C49S size 12 and 14
Bead: Gold 7/64ths
Tail Claret Marabou with red flahabou
Body: Claret marabou
Rib: Small red wire


Glen's Leech

Hook: Mustad C49S size 10-14
Tail: Black Pine Squirrel
Body: Black marabou
Rib: Small red wire
Bead: Entice Red 3/32 Cone with 8 wraps of 0.0015 wire


Baby Damsel  (Brian Chan originator)

Hook: C49s sizes 12 -14
Bead: Gold 7/64ths
Tail: Olive marabou
Body: Olive marabou
Rib: Gold wire


Ice Minnow (Bob Morensky originator)

Hook: Daiich 4640 jig hook sizes 10-12
Thread: Red 8/0
Bead: Mounted on a sequin pin 7/64ths or 1/8th tungsten
Tail: Black marabou
Body: Silver chenille and silver brill twisted in a rope
Rib (optional): Small red wire


Las Vegas Balanced Leech with Brill

Hook: Daiich 4640 jig hook sizes 10-12
Thread: Olive8/0
Bead: Mounted on a sequin pin 7/64ths or 1/8th tungsten
Tail: Black marabou
Body: Olive chenille and olive brill twisted in a rope


Midnight Fire Balanced Leech with Brill

Hook: Daiich 4640 jig hook sizes 10-12
Thread: Red 8/0
Bead: Mounted on a sequin pin 7/64ths or 1/8th tungsten
Tail: Black marabou
Body: Midnight Fire chenille and black brill twisted in a rope


Montana Micro Leech

Hook: TMC 200R sizes 14-16
Bead: 3/32nds gold
Tail: Olive marabou
Body: Black Peacock Ice Dub
Collar: Aftershaft feather or olive partridge


Kismet (Rick Miyauchi originator)

Hook: Daiich 4640 jig size 14
Bead: Orange tungsten 7/64ths mounted on a sequin pin
Tail: Black marabou
Body: olive-brown micro chenille



Evan Ritchie donated this book as a draw prize for one of the presenters. The winner was Darren Petersen!





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