Friday, November 30, 2012

Annual general Meeting of the Central Alberta Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The Annual General Meeting of the Central Alberta Chapter of Trout Unlimited is Thursday December 6th at 7p.m. The meeting will happen at the offices of Collins Barrow, #300, 5010-43 Street in Red Deer.

The group is looking for new members to work along side some very experienced fly fishers who are always looking to enhance our waters.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Micro Leeches

Hi Everyone!

Twenty one fly tyers came out to tie three different micro leeches. Larry Prowse showed tonight's group how to tie a modified Glen's Leech, a black micro leech and a balanced leech that is a real winner in the fall. I have seen first hand how effective all three of these patterns have been. Glenn's Leech can be tied in dark brown, black, olive and tan. Glen's Leech can be teamed up with a chironomid with excellent results. Fall is a great time for micro leeches. Tie micro leeches in your favourite colours including black, maroon, olive and brown. All three patterns fish great under a strike indicator.

Next week our theme is parachute flies. See you then.

Larry Prowse

The Gang at Work

Glen's Leech

Hook: Mustad C49S size 10-14
Bead: 8/0 red glass or 3/32nd brass bead
Weight: 0.015 wire
Thread: Red 8/0
Tail: Pine Squirrel Micro Zonker Strip
Rib: Red wire
Body: Black marabou

Balanced Micro Leech

Hook: Mustad jig hook with a pin tied on to extend the body
Bead:1/8 hot orange tungsten
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Black marabou
Body: Brown olive ice dub or brown/olive polar chenille

Micro Leech

Hook: C49s sizes 12-14
Thread: Black: 8/0
Bead: Hot orange 1/8th
Body: Black semi seal dubbing
Tail: Black marabou

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Excellent Start to a New Fly Tying Season

Hi Everybody!

A new fly tying season is up and running. Last night 22 fly tyers learned some modifications on two old reliable flies and a new golden stone pattern that is a real winner. The day started off with a lot of excitement with the arrival of my twin grandsons. I was more than thrilled as you can imagine. 

Next Monday we will be meeting in the Science Lab at West Park Middle School (same school, different room). See you next week!

Flashback (modified)

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Mustad C49S size 12-16
Bead: Gold 7/64th or copper
Tail: Pheasant
Shellback: Mirage opal tinsel medium
Body: Pheasant
Rib: Copper wire (small)
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Pheasant

The Fly Formally Known as Prince

Thread: Red 8/0
Hook: Mustad 3906B sizes 12-14
Bead: 7/64th gold
Tail: Brown/amber goose biot
Body: Peacock herl
Rib: Gold or copper wire (small)
Legs: Brown hackle
Wing Buds: Mirage opal tinsel (medium) or holographic tinsel

Golden Stone (Andy Larkin originator)

Thread: gold or yellow 8/0
Hook: Czech nymph hook or TMC 200R size 10-12
Bead: Black 1/8
Tail: Amber goose biots
Body: Golden stone antron or ice dub
Shellback: Thinskin natural mottled
Rib: 5x tippit
Legs: rubber (optional) or partridge

As you can see, I had my hands full earlier in the day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

The 2012 Year in Review, ...slide show

Hi Everybody!

I put together a slide show of last years activities and fly fishing action. Take a look right here!



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The New Tying Season Starts this Monday November 19th

  • Hi Everybody!

  • Well another year is upon us for the Central Alberta Fly Tying Club. Dust off your tying vice for Monday November 19th at 7 PM. We are very lucky to again have West Park Middle School library as our meeting spot for another year.

  • New fly tyers are certainly welcome to join us.

  • As with past years, there will be a $3.00 charge per session to cover the cost of the materials.

  • Remember to bring the following for a tying session:

  • tying vice
  • bobbin
  • thread (red, black, green, tan, orange and yellow 6/0 and 8/0 cover most patterns)
  • whip finishing tool
  • brushable crazy glue (Michaels:take a coupon and get 40% off/run off from the Internet)
  • sharp fine scissors (Michaels usually has some good ones)
  • spool of small copper wire
  • deer hair stacker
  • dubbing loop tool

  • If there are any special materials for a tying session, we will post them on our blog!

  • See you on the 19th of November, that is this Monday!

  • Bob