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.

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!