Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Attractors and Stillwater Callibaetis with Larry Prowse

Larry Prowse was our guest instructor on Monday evening here at TC Outfitters. 23 fly tyers learned to tie three excellent patterns. Curtis Fry developed an excellent stillwater callibaetis pattern called the Deep Dish Callibaetis. The two toned look of this pattern is a winner in the spring!  We then tied the Chimera which has a very interesting "trigger point," the tell tale orange bead! Give this fly some movement under an indicator, and you will get some action! Finally, we tied Frosty the Snowman! It is an oversized Lightening Bug and works well on getting the attention of aggressive brown trout! Add a dropper to Frosty for excellent results!

Thanks Larry for an excellent tying session!

This is our last tying session until January 8th where we will have a special presentation on a trip to the Arctic that 5 of us took. More details will follow!

Finally we have 15 signed up for the Phil Rowley Workshop on February 3rd. We need 10 more tyers to make it a go! It is a stillwater workshop that will focus on all aspects of stillwater fly fishing. The cost is $40!

Have a very Merry Christmas everybody! See you in 2018!

Deep Dish Callibaetis (Curtis Fry)

Hook: C49S size 10-18
Bead: 1/8 gold
Thread: UTC tan 8/0
Wing Case: Brown Thin Skin, Black Holographic tinsel
Tail: Mallard Flank died Wood Duck
Rib: UTC silver, small
Overbody Shellback: Holographic Tinsel, Copper Medium
Body: Pearl Mylar(Large)
Gills: Ostrich Herl , Tan
Thorax: Hare's Ear
Legs: Crystal Flash, Root Beer
Wing Case coated with UV resin

Chimera (Curtis Fry)

Hook: C49S size 8 to 12
Thread: UTC 70 Black, 8/0
Eyes: Medium Plastic or melted
Bead: 1/8 Hot Orange
Tail: Black Hen Fibers
Body:/Thorax: UV Ice Dub, Black
Overbody: Thinskin, black
Ribbing: UTC Ultrawire, Silver
Thorax Stripe; Holographic pink tinsel
Top Coat: UV Finish

Frosty the Snowman (Hans Stephenson)

Hook: TMC 2457 #10-14
Thread: 140 Denier White or 6/0
Bead: Optional
Weight: 0.015  or 0.020
Tails: Goose Biots, White
Rib: Silver or Copper Wire
Abdomen:Pearl Mylar, 2 Strands
Wingcase: Pearl Mylar, Medium
Legs: Rubber
Thorax: Peacock or Black Ice Dub

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