Saturday Tying Demo – Mark Mills 2/11/17

Tandem Rigs for Local Waters

shawn and hunter

Dynamic Duo

A “Hopper and a Dropper” is a standard rig around here all summer, but what about stillwaters?  or fast water?

This Saturday Mark Mills will introduce us to some dynamic duos, patterns that are good enough on their own but exhibit enhanced super powers when paired together. 

Click here for a downloadable preview of Mark’s patterns.

 

We are thankful that Mark has completed all his probation and community service.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with his troubles, here’s his rap sheet:

1/30/15 Local man ties up Hippie Chicks 

2/10/15  Vice Squad! takes over Mills investigation

12/31/15  Mills does Community Service at Elkhorn


 

Elkhorn hosts a guest tyer each Saturday at 10AM all winter, starting in September and  tying and fishing talk!

 

Saturday Demo – 2/2/17 – Steve Schweitzer

“Tying Flies with Commonly Available Sheet Foam and Cylinders”

This Saturday Steve Schweitzer will be our guest tyer.  Steve doesn’t just tie patterns – his demonstrations focus on particular materials or techniques, and will open your eyes to new possibilities in tying.

This session he’s focusing on the use of foam to tie poppers, gurglers and frogs.  Make some room in your flyboxes, because you’ll want to add Saturdays patterns, and will probably be inspired to design even more!


 Here’s a peek at Steve’s recipes.

 

 

Elkhorn hosts a guest tyer each Saturday at 10AM all winter, starting in September and through April and beyond.  It’s free, and all are welcome.  Drop by for coffee and fly tying and fishing talk!

 

Saturday Demo 1/28/17 – Casey Prather

Fly-Tying-Feet

 This week our guest tyer is Casey Prather.  Many of you have met him at Jax, or attended his presentation here at Elkhorn on the Rocky Mountain Angling Club, or came to his tying demo in ’15.  His fishing resume is wild – from saltwater gamefish to big trout, and warmwater species.

So you can guess – his tying program is also likely to include a wide variety of patterns.  He’s an enthusiastic flyfisher, flytyer and storyteller, so you’ll be sure to enjoy his program.

Click here for a sneak peek of his recipes

 


 Elkhorn hosts a guest tyer each Saturday at 10AM all winter, starting in September and through April and beyond.  It’s free, and all are welcome.  Drop by for coffee and fly tying and fishing talk!

 

Matt Winkler Brown

Saturday Tying Demo – 1/21/17

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo presents – Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler fishes 12 months a year, and is reputed to come home only to do laundry and earn some gas money.  

 

There aren’t many places within 10 hours of here that Matt hasn’t fished, and probably hooked a big ‘un.  As you can see from the images, his expertise is not limited to trout. 

Join us this Saturday to see his tying demo, and help us get him talking.   With the breadth of his fishing experience, he’s likely to accidentally spill some secrets. . . . .

You can download a copy of Matt’s tying recipes here: Winkler Demo – January 21, 2017


 Elkhorn hosts a guest tyer each Saturday at 10AM all winter, starting in September and through April and beyond.  It’s free, and all are welcome.  Drop by for coffee and fly tying and fishing talk!

 

 

Matt Winkler Bonefish

Matt Winkler Bonefish

Matt Winkler Carp

Matt Winkler Freshwater Bonefish

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo 1/14/17

This week – John Pollock

 

 

We got lucky.  I was worried that our Wisconsin transplant John Pollock might cancel his tying demo this Saturday, but luckily the Packers playoff game isn’t until Sunday.

(I almost forgot – wear your Dallas Cowboy apparel to the tying demo for an extra .50% off your fly tying purchases during the intermission.)

The first time John tied for us we had him demonstrate some of his trout patterns from home, but we learned that in these few short years he has adopted the small tailwater flies, spending time fishing the South Platte, Yampa, and other waters throughout the state.

 

 

 


 Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

Saturday Tying Demo 1/7/17

 

 

This week’s guest tyer – Jim Rose

Jim Rose with Brookie

Big, Big Brookie

 

Download Jim Rose Demo recipes 010717

 

Jim is a northern Colorado/southern Wyoming veteran with a world of experience fishing these waters.  You may remember his previous demo featuring “Bob’s Average Nymph”, one of my top five favorite fly names.  This season he will be tying distinguished flies from his history figuring out the North Platte:

“These flies include several of my old favorites from decades of fishing the upper North Platte in Wyoming and a couple of excellent, lesser known patterns for Front Range streams.  The old favorites are my variations on some classic patterns that don’t get used much today.  I threw the rainbow smelt in for fun.  It’s a great fly for really big brook trout in the Nipigon River, where the world record brook trout was caught.”


 Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.
 
 

 

Saturday Fly Tying Demo – 12/31/16

This week’s guest tyer- Dennis Martin

If you are interested in more opportunities to flyfish, closer to home, with less competition, and often larger fish, your New Years Resolution might include warmwater flyfishing for bass, crappie, pike, and other overlooked targets.  

DENNIS MARTIN  will be demonstrating some of his warmwater flies this Saturday, including his Crappie Killer and at least one spun-deer hair bug.  He promises to make a mess.  

He’s no newcomer to the warmwater stuff – think bass tournaments – and Saturday’s a great opportunity to see what it takes to quickly expand your flyfishing horizons.

 

 

 

We are open 12/31 (New Year’s Eve) until 2PM, but will be closed on Sunday.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

Christmas Demo – Marty 12/24/16

Snowmen

North Pole Class of ’16

 

 

After 4 months of Saturday demos watching talented tyers craft the latest and greatest patterns, from hotspot euronymphs to life cycle emergers, Chernobyl Thisnthats, and articulated streamers, it’s time for a break.

This Saturday Marty Staab will be demonstrating some frivolous flies, from critters like mice and bees to holiday trinkets such as Frosty and the Spruces.  Most of these will be for looking and laughing at, but there might be an actual trout fly or two.

Since we are all done with holiday shopping, drop by the shop for the demo and a donut, and those last minute gifts for yourself!

 We are open Christmas Eve until 2PM, but will be closed on Sunday.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo – 12/17/16

This Saturday – Eric Pettine

Eric Pettine

Eric Pettine

   Join us this Saturday!  Eric will by tying dry flies, from classics dating back a hundred years to modern patterns. 

Eric is a down to earth type of fly fishermen who makes it a point to spread the gospel of fly fishing through his story telling and demonstrations in a light hearted and humorous manner.  Don’t be fooled – this Fort Collins resident is one of the most recognized names in the fly fishing industry not only for his fly pattern designs but for the many books he has written on destination fly fishing, fly tying and fly fishing tactics.  He is a Signature Fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, has been a demonstration tyer and presenter at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU Fly Tying Clinic and has presented programs on fly fishing and fly tying throughout the United States.  His patterns have appeared in Rick Takahashi’s books “Modern Midges” and “Modern Terrestrials”

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

Saturday Demo 12/10/16 Chuck Esch

Chuck Esch

Chuck Esch and his “Plus One”

Chuck Esch is a 36 year old Fort Collins native who began tying at age 11, and hasn’t taken a break yet.  

Chuck’s tying is the inspiration for the 3-d printer.  He will re-set your understanding of the word “meticulous”.   When you look at his boxes,  you will see rows and rows of identical, perfectly proportioned flies. 

Fishing nearly 50 days each season, Chuck spends his time on many of Northern Colorado and Wyoming rivers, including Cache la Poudre, Big Thompson, North Platte, Blue, Yampa and many more.  Last January he was a featured tyer at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, along with SVATU Tying Expo in Longmont plus other Northern Colorado flyshops.  This will be Chuck’s third appearance at Elkhorn. 

 

Chuck's Flybox

Chuck’s Flybox – Terra Cotta Warriors

 Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.