Vise Squad

 Vise Squad!   A casual, semi-social gathering of thirsty fly tyers.  Every 2d and 4th Tuesday, at Big Beaver Brewery.  No charge, but you will want to purchase a beer, and maybe even the Best Bratwurst.  Bring your own stuff and tie what you want, or visit the Elkhorn website to order a convenient  Vise Squad! Sixpack, a sample fly with all hooks and materials for you to tie a half-dozen of the featured fly pattern.

Saturday Tying Demo – Chris Krueger – 11/21/15

 

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Poudre Pupa

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This week we welcome back Chris Krueger.   Chris ties commercially as Rocky Mountain Fly Designs in Fort Collins.  He ties a variety of patterns, from large articulated streamers down to our bread-and-butter caddis, mayflies and stoneflies.  Drop by and see some of his work!

If you haven’t attended before, our Saturday Tying Demo program features talented tyers from around the state, demonstrating their skills on the big screen monitor as we sit and drink coffee, take notes, eat donuts, and heckle our favorite tyers!  It’s free, and a fun time.

We get started at 10AM, and finish around noon.  Then you can shop for tying materials at our 10% discount for attendees!

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Check out Chris’ website at Rocky Mountain Fly Design

 

Tying Demo 11/14/15 – Richard Pilatzke

 

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 This Saturday we welcome back Richard Pilatzke.  Rich is well known for his striking damsel and dragonfly adult patterns, but this session we will get an opportunity to see the full range of his stillwater favorites.

If you haven’t attended before, our Saturday Tying Demo program features talented tyers from around the state, demonstrating their skills on the big screen monitor as we sit and drink coffee, take notes, eat donuts, and heckle our favorite tyers!  It’s free, and a fun time.

We get started at 10AM, and finish around noon.  Then you can shop for tying materials at our 10% discount for attendees!

 

Tying Demo 11/5/15 – Steve Rogers

Steve “Gonga” Rogers

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This Saturday we welcome Steve “Gonga” Rogers.  His tying demo will likely include everything under the sun, from teeny to titan, along with stories of big and/or numerous fish.

Steve can be found most Vise Squad nights tying something tandem and articulated like Craven’s Double Gonga, or Galloup’s Peanut Envy, so we are pretty sure he likes throwing big streamers.  But if you pay attention you will see he occasionally displays his talent in smaller trout flies, such as imitative baetis and Mercer’s Missing Link caddis ties. 

This Saturday will be a great chance to see the full range of his tying, and interrogate him on streamer fishing.

 

Saturday Tying Demo – 10/31/15 – Dave Mosnik

 

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 Dave Mosnik is our featured tyer this Saturday.  Dave is a Red Feather area expert, and his patterns are proven and effective.  If you like fishing stillwaters, drop by for some expertise!

Dave oversees the membership fishing at properties for Red Feather Storage and Irrigation , a wonderful and handy fishery above Fort Collins.

f you haven’t attended before, our Saturday Tying Demo program features talented tyers from around the state, demonstrating their skills on the big screen monitor as we sit and drink coffee, take notes, eat donuts, and heckle our favorite tyers!  It’s free, and a fun time.

We get started at 10AM, and finish around noon.  Then you can shop for tying materials at our 10% discount for attendees!

 

Saturday Tying Demo – 10/24/15 – Judson Knowles

Judson is back!  We enjoyed his presentation last season, and had a blast when he hosted a Vise Squad session.  Join us this Saturday for more of his favorites, including soft hackles such as the Pheasant Tail pictured here.

Judson truly enjoys tying, and his enthusiasm is inspiring.  You will most certainly leave this session wanting to tie a few of his patterns for your box.

If you haven’t attended before, our Saturday Tying Demo program features talented tyers from around the state, demonstrating their skills on the big screen monitor as we sit and drink coffee, take notes, eat donuts, and heckle our favorite tyers!  It’s free, and a fun time.

We get started at 10AM, and finish around noon.  Then you can shop for tying materials at our 10% discount for attendees!

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Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail, by Judson Knowles

Download a copy of Judson’s recipes for this Saturday here:  Knowles Recipes 2015

 

 
 

 

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10/3/15 -Adam Omernick

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This Saturday we welcome Adam Omernick as our guest tyer.  Adam is immersed in flyfishing, as a certified casting instructor, a flyfishing guide (both Western and Tenkara), and through his business Zen Tenkara  (ZenFlyfishingGear.com).

We can expect a variety of styles and patterns, and a good time!

Saturday Tying Demo – Shawn and Hunter LeLoup

This Saturday, father and son duo Shawn and Hunter LeLoup demonstrate their favorite patterns for the Big T and Rocky Mountain National Park.  SEE the post.

 

If you haven’t been our Saturday tying program before, it’s a free, casual demonstration displayed on the big screen, while we drink coffee, nibble on snacks, and talk fishing and fly-tying!

Saturday Tying Demo – 10/10/15 Shawn and Hunter LeLoup

Team Flytying!

Join us for our fly tying demo at Elkhorn flyshop this Saturday at 10AM.  It’s free, including the coffee!

This Saturday father and son fly fishing and tying team, Shawn and Hunter Leloup, will be presenting their favorite patterns for fishing the Big Thompson Canyon and in RMNP.

Shawn, a native of upstate New York, has been fishing his whole life on both rivers and lakes.  Fly fishing in Colorado for 10 years, he has brought his 11 year old son Hunter into the wonderful hobby of fly fishing and tying.  Hunter started fly fishing and tying basic flies at the tender age of 7.  Now an accomplished fishing and tying aficionado, Hunter enjoys the late nights tying and long days on the river with his dad.

The duo will be tying some everyday flies with a twist and hopefully some new ones you haven’t used or seen before.