Fly Tying Mondays Resume on November 26th, 2018

We will get another season rolling on Monday November 26th at West River Fly Shop. From 7 pm to 9 pm. members are always welcome.

Check out Brian and Phil's New Fly Fishing App! on the banner above to head over to the Brian Chan's and Phil Rowley's App!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tying the Copper Moon and Deceivers with Dr. Bill Young

Dr. Bill Young was our guest fly tyer instructor tonight! Bill brought along a streamer few of us had seen before. We affectionately named it the Copper Moon, partially because Bill's hunting dog's name is Copper and also because of the copper flash in the fly! Bill has used the Copper Moon on the Bow River with lots of success!We also spent part of the evening tying Lefty Kreh's Deceiver. Deceivers have been used to catch many species of fish. I know Dr. Bill is gearing up for tarpon while others use deceivers to catch lake trout, bull trout, pike as well as many other species! There is no doubt that both flies are fish catchers.

Just a reminder that our all day fly tying session with Philip Rowley is on Saturday February 4th. This will mainly be a stillwater session with a wide variety of lake flies. Drop Bob Vanderwater a note to sign up.  We already have had several sign up!

Reid Stoyberg is our next guest instructor. Reid is a guide at Plummers Lodge at Great Bear Lake and the Tree River! Our next fly tying session will be January 2nd. The location will be announced shortly (we hope to tie flies at a pub)!

Tonight was our last tying session before Christmas. Karen and I would like to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas. We hope the holidays is filled with good health and time well spent with family and friends!

Copper Moon

Hook: 3 XL size 6 or 8 streamer 
Cone Head: 5/32nds
Thread: black or brown 8/0
Tail: White marabou
Body: White Marabou
Throat: Pearl crystal flash
Over Wing: Mallard Flank
Colar: Webby duck feather

Cool Fly Tying Set Up

Lefty's Deceiver

Hook: Mustad 34007  size 4 to 4/0
Thread: Whie 6/0
Tail: 4 hackle feathers
Body: silver or gold tinsel
Under Wing: White Buck Tail
Over Wing: Buck Tail: colour to suit
Flash: Rainbow Flashabou
Throat: Red Flashabou

Thanks for the Christmas Chocolates Doug!

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