Saturday Tying Demo – 4/1/17 – Pot Luck Demo

 

This Saturday is a Pot Luck Demo – you have been invited to bring your favorite pattern and sit behind the vise for a few minutes and show us how you do it!

(The date is probably a coincidence.)

 

Once again we are having an “open vise” session at our Saturday Demo.  

Let’s have some fun!  Bring a sample pattern, a hook or two, and a bag of the materials you need.  We will have a Peak vise, lamp, and an array of tools so you don’t need to bring much.

I have a few volunteers lined up, but need more, so please bring stuff and let me know when you arrive that you are prepared to tie.  Last year we had some good patterns, and certainly a good time.

Here’s the deal.  If we get enough volunteers to cover the first hour, we’ll move on to the “Tag Team” event.  

First, I’ll conscript two tyers to tie a wooly bugger as a team, using only one hand from each tyer.  

 

 

 

 

If that is successfully completed, I pledge to demonstrate my “Blindfolded Clouser”. I’ve already packed the necessary materials.  

 

 


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 – 3/25/17 – Phil Iwane

 

Phil Iwane

 

Phil is an outstanding tyer of the smaller sizes so important to us on the tailwaters of the front range.  Join us Saturday when he demonstrates his “No Mercy”  midge, and shows us how to get that extended body that turns your Blue Winged Olive dry into a fish magnet.

This year he has a bonus for us – he will demonstrate a useful dropper rig for nymphs in both rivers and stillwaters.  

 

Click here for a preview of Phil’s Nymping Rig illustrated.

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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 – 4/18/17 Steve Solano

 

Poor Steve.  His job requires him to drive a lot of miles in the Rocky Mountain Region, often in remote parts of Wyoming that are close to rivers and lakes.

His son Joey is a guide and shop rat at North Park Anglers, so Steve has a network of informants to supplement his knowledge of fishing around here. 

His theme on Saturday will be stillwater patterns.  Click here for a preview of his recipes.

 

 

When Leeches Attack


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 – Domingo Rodriguez – 03/11/17

Domingo Rodriguez

 

 


 This Saturday our guest tyer is Domingo Rodriguez,  who will be tying European style “Czech’ nymphs.

Domingo shares.  His tireless and cheerful efforts behind the scenes in behalf of Rocky Mountain Flycasters Trout Unlimited, and another favorite of ours, Project Healing Waters, are truly amazing.  Saturday, he will be sharing again, with his tying demo.

Czech nymphing is a relatively new style here in the U.S., but it’s widely used in international competitions.  Because it’s deadly effective! Here’s our chance to interrogate Domingo on this style of tying and fishing.

Here’s a recipe list of his patternd for Saturday

 

 

 

For as friendly and helpful as Domingo can be, he’s gathered a reputation for showing off ( which is what fly fishermen accuse when a buddy seems to be catching all the fish ).  

As testimonial to the effectiveness of Domingo’s flies and fishing, here’s a list of people who have complained to me about Domingo’s habit of racking up the numbers even when things are challenging for the rest of the group:

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Larimer County Phone Book

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo – Jake Ruthven

Jake Ruthven started young.  He’s still young.  And amazing.

 

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a free fly tying demo every Saturday morning at 10AM, from September through April.  Drop in for a donut, coffee, and fly tying inspiration.

Saturday Demo 3/4/17 – Jake Ruthven

 

JAKE RUTHVEN

This Saturday we welcome back Jake Ruthven, our annual reminder of how fast time flies!  Seems not that long ago he was just a talented kid promoting a high school flyfishing club! Now, he’s a talented young adult, with a pile of credentials, from magazines to flyshows and patterns in books like Modern Terrestrials.

This Saturday is a perfect time to see how Jake has expanded his tying talents. 

 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 Class – Tube Fly Essentials

 
Tying Class with Jason Haddix  “Tube Fly Essentials”
 
Date:                   Sunday, Feb 26,2017  (Sunday evening 4:30 PM)
Class duration:   3-4 hours
Class size:           4      (an additional class date will be scheduled if interest exceeds 4 tyers)
Instructor:          Jason Haddix
Cost:                    $65
 

Saturday Tying Demo

Mark McMillan – What’s he going to tie?   Even he doesn’t know until about 8:59 on the day of his demo.  But it will be COOL!!  

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a free fly tying demo every Saturday morning at 10AM, from September through April.  Drop in for a donut, coffee, and fly tying inspiration.

Saturday Tying Demo 2/25/17 Mark McMillan

Mark McMillan

 

There won’t be a recipe sheet for Mark’s tying demo.  He never knows what he’s going to tie until the director yells “Action!”

Instead, we are going to play Mark McMillan Bingo.  Download a playing card here.

 


 Elkhorn hosts a guest tyer each Saturday at 10AM all winter, starting in September, running through April.  Drop by for a coffee and  tying and fishing talk!

 

 The term “innovative” is insufficient to describe Mark’s tying.  He’s talented and accomplished with modern patterns, but just can’t limit himself to coloring between the lines.  He finds materials anywhere – JoAnne’s, WalMart, roadsides, and probably even an auto parts store.   

Join us on Saturday for the William Wallace of fly tying!

 

Saturday Tying Demo

Noted author, tyer and storyteller Rick Takahashi  will be our guest.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a free fly tying demo every Saturday morning at 10AM, from September through April.  Drop in for a donut, coffee, and fly tying inspiration.