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Saturday Tying Demo – 12/3/16 – Shawn and Hunter LeLoup

Team Tying! 

 When not fighting crime, this father-son Dynamic Duo are fly fishing buddies who spend many days together on the Big Thompson, in the Park and on the Poudre.   

Shawn has been fly fishing and fly tying in Colorado for over 10 years and started training Hunter at age 6.  Hunter, now age 12, is getting an early start as a demonstration tyer, having tied at adult venues as well as youth programs. 

Lately the team has been exploring the world of classic Catskill style flies, tying and fishing them with great success.

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 11/26/16 – Eric Philp

“Oldies and Goodies”

 

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Eric in his tying closet

 Eric Philp has been front and center for seemingly every tying demonstration in the region for many years.  He’s seen it all.  So the billion dollar question is:  what does a man like Eric carry in his own flybox?

Join us this Saturday for his “oldies and goodies” tying demonstration, and realize that when Eric endorses a fly, it’s after that pattern has been interrogated, compared, evaluated, and tested on the end of Eric’s leader.  

oldie-goody-plate I you are interested in a preview, here’s Eric’s recipe sheet.   (Click here for a typewritten printed recipe sheet).

 

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 – 11/19/16 – Dave Mosnik

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Method Tying – SEE Dave Mosnik

 

Dave Mosnik returns as is our featured tyer this Saturday. He’s our Red Feather area expert, and he oversees the membership fishing at properties for Red Feather Storage and Irrigation , a wonderful and handy fishery above Fort Collins.

He’s been kind of a “Method Tyer”.  Last year mosnik-costume Dave’s program was held on Halloween, and you may recall his April Vokey costume.

 

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Dave Mosnik, famous “method tyer”

This year he’s tying closer to Thanksgiving, and I suspect he will make his Halloween costume do double duty for a turkey themed tying program.

This year, he has some new stillwater patterns, all personally guaranteed to draw big fish from great distances, so make some room in your flybox!

Join us for a Red Feather Update and some patterns honed on those waters!

 

I you are interested in a preview, Click here for a downloadable recipe sheet.

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.

Tying Demo – Chris Krueger – 11-12-16

This Week Featured Demo Tyer – Chris Krueger

Chris Krueger

Chris Krueger

 

Chris is an award winning musical director and educator who happens to also be a commercial fly tyer as well as a demonstration tyer for the Bass Pro Shops, International Sportsmen Exhibition, Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU tying Clinic, Fly Fishing Rendezvous, St. Vrain TU and Rocky Mountain Flycaster Tying Clinics. 

His company,  Rocky Mountain Fly Designs feature his creative genius with many of the patterns designed for the waters of our region. From micro to humongous patterns he can tie them all.

This week Chris will by tying some of his favorite flies.  Come ready to see anything from tiny to long and mean!

Click here for a downloadable recipe sheet.

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.

 

Tying Demo – Connor Murphy – 11/5/16

 

 This Week Featured Demo Tyer – Connor Murphy

“Freshwater and Saltwater”

 

 Conor started young.  He’s still young, but by now has been all over the tying demo circuit, has had his flies featured in magazines, and is certain to continue adding to his reputation. Unsurprisingly, he is now turning his passion into a career, studying fish and wildlife biology at CSU. 

Although he’s matured a bit (and looks like the college kid he is),  the only pictures I have of him are from past tying demonstrations when he was younger – check out the frivolous introduction from the 2014 Connor Murphy Demo to see some images from his past, and my teasing.

 

By now, he’s had opportunities to chase big fish in lots of arenas, for lots of species, freshwater and saltwater.  This Saturday he’s tying some of his favorites from each.  His techniques and creativity will certainly enhance your tying enjoyment.

 


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.

 

 

 

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-29-16

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Saturday Double Header!

This Week’s Featured Tyer – Michael Ringus “Catskill Flies” at 10AM

followed by

Casey Prather  – Rocky Mountain Angling Club  12:30 PM

 

 

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Typical Catskill Fly

Michael Ringus enjoys tying and fishing classic patterns, and this Saturday he will be demonstrating “Catskill Flies”.   These patterns were developed in the upper New York Catskills, and are the foundation of our tying craft. 

Join us this Saturday for a re-introduction to the past!  These are beautiful flies, rewarding to tie, and you will likely want to try fishing a few of them!

You may recall last April when Michael’s program was “MOM flies” (Mary Orvis Marbury).

Here’s a link to  Michael’s demo recipes

 

Shortly after Michael’s tying demo, we are pleased to present a brief program by Casey Prather, introducing us to the Rocky Mountain Angling Club,  an association which provides its members with access to quality flyfishing on private waters around the state. 

Rocky Mountain Angling Club

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.

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-22-16

Featured Tyer – Steve “Drunk and Disorderly” Rogers

Gonga by Steve Rogers

      Gonga by Steve

Come by Saturday to our Tying Demo to see if that description is Steve’s alias, or just a nickname.

This Saturday, his theme will be “Tying Meat”, and since he is incapable of keeping a secret, this will be a fantastic opportunity to interrogate him on where, when and how to fish big streamers.

If you attended last year’s demo by Steve,  or if you have been to a Vise Squad! event, you know that Steve and his henchmen Jon, Chuck and Keegan are the ones covered in marabou and rabbit by night’s end after another big streamer session.

Steve is always looking for hot new designs, and not just streamers – he is our source for some deadly caddis dries and sowbug imitations. 

 

 Join us Saturday, and make sure to let me introduce you to Elkhorn’s new owners Jim and Dan McGann.  (Dan’s fishing log covers an incredible array of Colorado waters.  He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s due for our Elkhorn Arm Twist to see if he’s any better at keeping secrets than Steve!)

Here’s a link to  Steve Rogers Recipes for 10-22-16


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. 

 

 

 

Elkhorn Saturday Fly Tying Demo 10-14-16

This Week’s Featured Tyer – Richard Pilatzke

 

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Richard Pilatzke

Rich has spent the last three years as the demonstration fly tying program director for the Denver International Sportsmen Exhibition.  An all-around fly tier and well known demonstration fly tier who tied at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU tying clinic as well as many of the fly shops along the Front Range.  Perhaps known more recently for his fly patterns tied out of foam, he will bring many of his latest creations for his demonstration.  He is a stillwater specialist and has fished many of the stillwater for trout and warm water species along the Front Range.  His patterns have appeared in “Modern Midge”, “ Modern Terrestrials” and in Pat Dorsey’s newest book  “Colorado Guide Flies”.

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-8-16

Featured Tyer – Dennis Martin

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DENNIS MARTIN “Effective Trout and Warm Water Patterns” 

Dennis has been a fixture on the Front Range Fly Tying scene, known for his deer hair tying and other warmwater expertise.   You may have seen him our regional tying expositions, such as the Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU Tying Clinic, and our local TU expos by the Saint Vrain chapter and the Rocky Mountain Flycasters.  He applies his experience fishing bass tournaments to his fly designs, and Saturday will be a great time to grill him on “How to Fish It” as well as “How to Tie It”. 

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10/1/16

Featured Tyer – Jason Haddix

It’s fall, and time for kickoff! – Join us for our first week of the Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo series for 2016-2017.   We’ve got lots of innovative tyers lined up, so visit the Elkhorn Saturday Fly Tying Demonstration web page for a schedule of tyers and program preview.  Make some space in your flyboxes.  You are certain to see some patterns you will want to add to your arsenal! 

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Jason Haddix

 “Favorite Patterns”

Elkhorn Flyshop’s own Jason Haddix will kick off our tying demo season, featuring some of his favorite patterns, including trout patterns on tubes.   When you see the advantages of tying on tubes, and realize how simple it can be to get started, you will undoubtedly want to convert some of your favorite streamers and other trout patterns.

Jason is a true commercial tyer, and his Waters Edge Fly Company serves  customers from all quadrants of the country, tying high quality custom patterns for anything from trout to musky.  During the tying season he appears at flyfishing shows across the country,  including our own Denver, and regional exhibitions such as West Denver, Fort Collins, and Longmont.    Jason is a gifted deer hair fly tyer,  and experienced in tying Intruder and Tube style flies.