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.

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!