Saturday Fly Tying Demo

Free Fly Tying Demonstrations, Saturday Mornings at Elkhorn Flyshop!

Every Saturday morning at 10AM from late September through April,  Elkhorn Flyshop presents talented fly tyers from around the region.  Drop by, have a cup of coffee and a donut, and watch them demonstrate their skills.

This week – Chuck Esch

Saturday Demo 12/10/16 Chuck Esch

Chuck Esch

Chuck Esch and his “Plus One”

Chuck Esch is a 36 year old Fort Collins native who began tying at age 11, and hasn’t taken a break yet.  

Chuck’s tying is the inspiration for the 3-d printer.  He will re-set your understanding of the word “meticulous”.   When you look at his boxes,  you will see rows and rows of identical, perfectly proportioned flies. 

Fishing nearly 50 days each season, Chuck spends his time on many of Northern Colorado and Wyoming rivers, including Cache la Poudre, Big Thompson, North Platte, Blue, Yampa and many more.  Last January he was a featured tyer at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, along with SVATU Tying Expo in Longmont plus other Northern Colorado flyshops.  This will be Chuck’s third appearance at Elkhorn. 

 

Chuck's Flybox

Chuck’s Flybox – Terra Cotta Warriors

 Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

shawn and hunter

Saturday Tying Demo – 12/3/16 – Shawn and Hunter LeLoup

Team Tying! 

 When not fighting crime, this father-son Dynamic Duo are fly fishing buddies who spend many days together on the Big Thompson, in the Park and on the Poudre.   

Shawn has been fly fishing and fly tying in Colorado for over 10 years and started training Hunter at age 6.  Hunter, now age 12, is getting an early start as a demonstration tyer, having tied at adult venues as well as youth programs. 

Lately the team has been exploring the world of classic Catskill style flies, tying and fishing them with great success.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

 

Saturday Fly Tying Demo

Free Fly Tying Demonstrations, Saturday Mornings at Elkhorn Flyshop!

Every Saturday morning at 10AM from late September through April,  Elkhorn Flyshop presents talented fly tyers from around the region.  Drop by, have a cup of coffee and a donut, and watch them demonstrate their skills.

This week – Eric Philp

Saturday Demo 11/26/16 – Eric Philp

“Oldies and Goodies”

 

oldiea-and-goodies

Eric in his tying closet

 Eric Philp has been front and center for seemingly every tying demonstration in the region for many years.  He’s seen it all.  So the billion dollar question is:  what does a man like Eric carry in his own flybox?

Join us this Saturday for his “oldies and goodies” tying demonstration, and realize that when Eric endorses a fly, it’s after that pattern has been interrogated, compared, evaluated, and tested on the end of Eric’s leader.  

oldie-goody-plate I you are interested in a preview, here’s Eric’s recipe sheet.   (Click here for a typewritten printed recipe sheet).

 

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

Saturday Fly Tying Demo

Free Fly Tying Demonstration

Saturday Mornings at Elkhorn Flyshop!

Every Saturday morning at 10AM from late September through April,  Elkhorn Flyshop presents talented fly tyers from around the region.  Drop by, have a cup of coffee and a donut, and watch them demonstrate their skills.

This week – Dave Mosnik

Saturday Tying Demo – 11/19/16 – Dave Mosnik

Method Acting –a dramatic technique in which actors identify as closely as possible with the character played by correlating experiences from their personal lives to the character;

Method Tying – SEE Dave Mosnik

 

Dave Mosnik returns as is our featured tyer this Saturday. He’s our Red Feather area expert, and he oversees the membership fishing at properties for Red Feather Storage and Irrigation , a wonderful and handy fishery above Fort Collins.

He’s been kind of a “Method Tyer”.  Last year mosnik-costume Dave’s program was held on Halloween, and you may recall his April Vokey costume.

 

Mosnik Turkey Costume

Dave Mosnik, famous “method tyer”

This year he’s tying closer to Thanksgiving, and I suspect he will make his Halloween costume do double duty for a turkey themed tying program.

This year, he has some new stillwater patterns, all personally guaranteed to draw big fish from great distances, so make some room in your flybox!

Join us for a Red Feather Update and some patterns honed on those waters!

 

I you are interested in a preview, Click here for a downloadable recipe sheet.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

Saturday Tying Demo

Free Fly Tying Demonstrations, Saturday Mornings at Elkhorn Flyshop!

Every Saturday morning at 10AM from late September through April,  Elkhorn Flyshop presents talented fly tyers from around the region.  Drop by, have a cup of coffee and a donut, and watch them demonstrate their skills.

This week – Chris Krueger

Tying Demo – Chris Krueger – 11-12-16

This Week Featured Demo Tyer – Chris Krueger

Chris Krueger

Chris Krueger

 

Chris is an award winning musical director and educator who happens to also be a commercial fly tyer as well as a demonstration tyer for the Bass Pro Shops, International Sportsmen Exhibition, Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU tying Clinic, Fly Fishing Rendezvous, St. Vrain TU and Rocky Mountain Flycaster Tying Clinics. 

His company,  Rocky Mountain Fly Designs feature his creative genius with many of the patterns designed for the waters of our region. From micro to humongous patterns he can tie them all.

This week Chris will by tying some of his favorite flies.  Come ready to see anything from tiny to long and mean!

Click here for a downloadable recipe sheet.

Elkhorn Flyshop presents a fly tying demonstration  each Saturday at 10AM, from September through at least April, featuring some of the most talented and notable tyers in Northern Colorado.  It’s free!  Join us for fresh coffee, a donut or cookie, and some amazing demonstration tying.

 

Saturday Tying Demo

Free Fly Tying Demonstrations

Saturday Mornings at Elkhorn Flyshop!

Every Saturday morning at 10AM from late September through April,  Elkhorn Flyshop presents talented fly tyers from around the region.  Drop by, have a cup of coffee and a donut, and watch them demonstrate their skills.

This week – Connor Murphy