Tube Fly Essentials

There are only a few seats left for this class date!

Fly Tying Classes:  call Elkhorn at 970-227-4707 to reserve a seat!

 

“Tube Fly Essentials” with Jason Haddix

 

 
Date:                   Sunday, Feb 26,2017  (Sunday evening)
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
 
Fly tiers wanting to further their knowledge and skills will appreciate what advantages tube flies have to offer.  Skills learned from class can be applied to trout, steelhead, warm water and even saltwater patterns. Tube flies are tied on small diameter tubing which allows you to keep the fly and the hook separate. This allows the tier or angler more versatility and customizing by swapping hooks when one dulls or bends. Same thing if the fly gets damaged. Also, having the hook separate from the fly allows the angler better control of how the hook rides through the water. 
 
In this class you will learn the basic tube fly construction and tying techniques used to build a variety of effective patterns that will fish well on our local waters and beyond… 
 
Class will cover:  
– discussion of different types of tube fly systems from several manufacturers
– hooks to use and reasons behind them 
– tube fly tools, adapters and vises
– tying techniques and basic skills for tying 4-6 patterns useful for local waters 
– brief discussion of rigging and fishing styles of tubes  
 
Student will need to provide: Vise, tying tools, Tying lamp if desired, lighter or cautery tool, thread 
 
Class will provide: Heritage angling products tube fly needle/pin,  Tubing, select components, general materials

Saturday Tying Demo 2/18/17 – Rick Takahashi

RICK TAKAHASHI 

Trout and Panfish flies

Rick loves to tie flies, and will demonstrate his tying techniques to anyone willing to listen.  He is an author, presenter, and illustrator who has had several articles published by Fly Fisherman Magazine,  after which he authored “Modern Midges”, followed by “Modern Terrestrials”.   He is currently working on a new book featuring his personal fly designs as well as others he likes to tie.  Rick is a regular demonstration tyer  at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave demonstration tyer, past guest artist for FFF Conclave, West Denver TU Tying Clinic, Fly Fishing Rendezvous demonstration tyer and presentor, and has participated in many of the regions TU Tying clinics.  He is pro staff member of Whiting Farms, Clear Cure Goo, Daiichi Hooks and Finest Fly Tying Benches; and a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants.

Have a sneak peek at Rick’s recipes here!

And a TakaHopper video here!

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

 

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 Tying Demo

This week – Steve Schweitzer

 

 

 Steve’s programs are unique – not just a tying demo, but instead he delves into what, where, when, and best of all, why.

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.

(Marty’s favorite photo from Steve’s “A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park”)

 

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 Tying Demo

This Week – Judson Knowles

Whatever Judson plans on tying, by popular demand his program will include soft hackles!

Check the web post for a bio and recipes.

 

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 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!

 

Saturday Tying Demo

 

 This week – Matt Winkler

Check the web post for Matt’s bio and recipes!

 

Matt Winkler Brown

Matt Winkler Brown

Matt Winkler Bonefish

Matt Winkler Bonefish

Matt Winkler Carp

Matt Winkler Carp

 

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