Saturday Tying Demo – Jeff Bever – 2/3/18

 Jeff is intrigued by the “art” aspect of tying, but insists on being able to fish his creations.  This Saturday he will be tying a few patterns with attention to detailed features, but practical ties you can justify throwing at the fish without risking an emotional breakdown if you lose one!

 

 


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 – Dennis Martin – 1/27/18

 

 This Saturdad.martin portraity we welcome back Dennis Martin.   Dennis is a versatile tyer, and we may see anything from midges and mayflies for the Thompson or Poudre, to big hairy bass bugs.  Drop by for a cup of coffee and let’s see what he has in store for us this year!

 


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 – Chuck Esch – 12/23/17

 

Chuck ties clones.  If he ties a dozen of something, you won’t be able to pick out the one with the flaw – because it doesn’t exist.  His flyboxes look like they are filled with Terra Cotta Warriors.

For more fun and bio information, you can review the announcements from Chuck’s past Elkhorn demonstrations  here,   here,  here.

 

 They are thinking of naming a 3d Printer after Chuck.

 

 


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.

 

Eric Pettine

Saturday Tying Demo – 12/9/17 – Eric Pettine

 

Eric Pettine is our guest tyer this Saturday. He’s been tying, floating, fishing, publishing books, and guiding flyfishermen in this area since ….. well, I heard he helped build Pasquinel’s cabin up on the Poudre. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet such a wealth of knowledge and experience! 

For a preview of Eric’s patterns and recipes, click here.

 

Join us Saturday!

Guiding Pasquinel on the Poudre

 

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.

 

Rick at Vise Squad!

Elkhorn Classes and Events – Fall 2017

Sign up now for fall classes!

 

 Fall and winter bring fewer opportunities to get on the water, but are perfect times to expand your foundation in flyfishing.  Check out these upcoming classes at Elkhorn Flyshop (click on the links for details and to signup online:) 

Maybe you attended the Saturday tying demo with Jason Haddix featuring tube flies.  Now, you can join Jason for an intensive “Tube Fly Basics” tying class to be held October 29th

 

 

On November 2, Marty will be holding a “Knots and Rigging” class, practicing useful knots and discussing when, how, and why to use them.

 

Rick at Vise Squad!For beginners, Rick Takahashi will be starting his four-session “Introduction to Fly Tying” course on November 7.   

 

 

For “Experienced Beginners”, Marty will present another “Dubbing Made Easier” class on November 9. 

 

 Be alert for Email and Facebook notices as future classes are scheduled, including rodbuilding, Introduction to Flyfishing, and other topics!   

 

 

 

 

 

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – Keegan Mullen

 

 Don’t miss Saturday – you’ll never meet a tyer more excited to attach stuff to a hook! 

I’m not sure what he plans to tie, but I’m certain one of them will be the biggest fly you’ve seen at our Saturday demos.

Keegan enjoys tying big flies for pike. Even if you haven’t yet delved into toothy critter fishing, there are techniques and tricks to be learned that can expand your streamer tying skills, and probably put pike fishing on your radar for the future.

Check out the impressive list of tyers for the remainder of the season. 


 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!

 

Fly Tying Saturday – 9/30/17 Bennie Mosher

 

 That grin tells me Bennie has something new to show us!

Bennie is a clearinghouse for just about everything fly tying on the internet, and is enthusiastic about trying and mastering new patterns and techniques.  Drop by and see what’s got his attention lately!  Rumor has it he’s tying big dries and some streamers.

 Check out the impressive list of tyers for the remainder of the season. 


 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!

 

Tying Demo Coffee Line

Saturday Demo 9/23/17 Tony McColl

 

Find your coffee mug and get it scoured clean – our Saturday Tying Demo is back!

 

 

 Kicking off our 2017-2018 Saturday Tying Demonstration program is Tony McColl.

Tony puts his flies to work up and down the front range.  They are designed to catch fish, and so his ties are a practical mix of creativity and solid proportions and design. 

  Check out the impressive list of tyers for the remainder of the season. 


 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!

 

 
 
 

 

Fly Fishing Classes

Flycasting Class – Beginners – Saturday 9/16/17 10AM

Flycasting Class for Beginners 

Instruction by:  Jim Tilmant, FFF Certified Casting Instructor

Want to learn to fly cast? Come join us for this 2-hour session on the basics.

Here is a perfect class for novice flyfishermen who want to learn the fundamentals! 

Elements of instruction will include: Understanding rods, reels, and lines, Handling the line, Steps to completing a good basic cast, Shooting line, Shaping the loop, Presentation of the fly, False casting and changing direction, and the roll cast.          

(Note: This class will be on grass and will not involve time on the water)

Class Size: Limited to 6 Students.

Equipment provided if needed

Click the class date to access the online form and reserve a spot. Walk-ups will be welcome the day of the class, space permitting, but these classes fill fast so you are encouraged to secure your place.

 

Class SizeCostClass Dates
Limited to 6 Students$40.00 / personSaturday, September 16, 2017   10AM
 

Featured Flies – Bass Poppers

 

 

Like most of us my default setting is “trout on the brain”, and I can simply forget other flyfishing options in the summertime.  Bass on surface poppers is one I never forget – it’s a blast sitting in a float tube on a local pond and waiting for a bucketmouth to inhale a big fly!

We’ve got hard foam bass poppers in the shop in several sizes.  The 5wt Traveler or Nomad will easily handle the medium and small size poppers, and even do a credible job with the larger poppers.  You can reach a bit farther with a 6 or 7wt, and the stronger butt section in the Amp series helps set the hook and lift the bass from weedy bottoms.  

Be sure to use a short (4ft) and stout (0X) leader, and  use the non-slip open loop knot to give the popper freedom to move about.

In addition to larger impoundments like Lonetree and Boyd, the front range is well-populated with reclaimed gravel pits that produce sizeable and numerous bass.  Try River’s Edge in Loveland, or Pella Crossing in Hygiene.  St. Vrain Ponds in Longmont are another good option.

I especially like taking them out at sunup or sundown, when the air is cooler and the bass are looking up.  Throw it near rocks or weeds and let it sit until the ripple settles, then chug it once or twice, hard, so it throws some water and goes “plunk”,  and then let it sit.  Sometimes you get a big slashing take, but often they just suck in under, so pay attention!

 

 

Bass Popper Comet

Bass Popper – Comet

Pencil Popper - Frog

Pencil Popper – Frog

Bass Popper - Blue

Bass Popper – Blue

Bass Popper - Black

Bass Popper – Black