Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday December 5th, 2011 Two Essential British Columbia Lake Flies

Hi Everybody!

It was a full house again tonight to take in Dr. Bill Young's fly tying session. Bill taught the group "Two Essential B.C. Lake Flies". I had to smile when Bill taught us how to tie a Tom Thumb. It was the first fly I ever tied and I was ALL THUMBS. Bill reminded us that A.K. Best always believed that you have to tie 20 to 30 flies of a select pattern before you get good at it. Getting the perfect sense of quantity of materials and proportion can be challenging. Bill's Green and Gold Fly is definitely going to be a welcome addition to my fly box. The Green and Gold could represent a damsel nymph. Thanks for sharing these two fly patterns with us, Bill!

The Phil Rowley Workshop on January 7th is almost full. Contact Bob if you want to take in the workshop.

Next week, Les Kolibaba is our guest tyer. See you then!

Dr. Bill Young leading the group.

The gang concentrating on their patterns.

Tom Thumb

Hook: TMC 100 sizes 8 to 16
Tail: Deer hair (try coastal deer hair)
Shellback and Wing: Deer hair

Green and Gold

Hook: Mustad 9672 size 8
Bead: green glass
Tail: fluffy part of a green dyed rump feather (not shown in the above picture)
Rib: Medium gold tinsel
Body: Olive antron (also try seal or mohair)
Collar: Olived dyed rump feather with a single strand of peacock herl

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