Tying Demo – Connor Murphy – 11/5/16

 

 This Week Featured Demo Tyer – Connor Murphy

“Freshwater and Saltwater”

 

 Conor started young.  He’s still young, but by now has been all over the tying demo circuit, has had his flies featured in magazines, and is certain to continue adding to his reputation. Unsurprisingly, he is now turning his passion into a career, studying fish and wildlife biology at CSU. 

Although he’s matured a bit (and looks like the college kid he is),  the only pictures I have of him are from past tying demonstrations when he was younger – check out the frivolous introduction from the 2014 Connor Murphy Demo to see some images from his past, and my teasing.

 

By now, he’s had opportunities to chase big fish in lots of arenas, for lots of species, freshwater and saltwater.  This Saturday he’s tying some of his favorites from each.  His techniques and creativity will certainly enhance your tying enjoyment.

 


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 –  Michael Ringus

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-29-16

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Saturday Double Header!

This Week’s Featured Tyer – Michael Ringus “Catskill Flies” at 10AM

followed by

Casey Prather  – Rocky Mountain Angling Club  12:30 PM

 

 

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Typical Catskill Fly

Michael Ringus enjoys tying and fishing classic patterns, and this Saturday he will be demonstrating “Catskill Flies”.   These patterns were developed in the upper New York Catskills, and are the foundation of our tying craft. 

Join us this Saturday for a re-introduction to the past!  These are beautiful flies, rewarding to tie, and you will likely want to try fishing a few of them!

You may recall last April when Michael’s program was “MOM flies” (Mary Orvis Marbury).

Here’s a link to  Michael’s demo recipes

 

Shortly after Michael’s tying demo, we are pleased to present a brief program by Casey Prather, introducing us to the Rocky Mountain Angling Club,  an association which provides its members with access to quality flyfishing on private waters around the state. 

Rocky Mountain Angling Club

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 – Steve Rogers

Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-22-16

Featured Tyer – Steve “Drunk and Disorderly” Rogers

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      Gonga by Steve

Come by Saturday to our Tying Demo to see if that description is Steve’s alias, or just a nickname.

This Saturday, his theme will be “Tying Meat”, and since he is incapable of keeping a secret, this will be a fantastic opportunity to interrogate him on where, when and how to fish big streamers.

If you attended last year’s demo by Steve,  or if you have been to a Vise Squad! event, you know that Steve and his henchmen Jon, Chuck and Keegan are the ones covered in marabou and rabbit by night’s end after another big streamer session.

Steve is always looking for hot new designs, and not just streamers – he is our source for some deadly caddis dries and sowbug imitations. 

 

 Join us Saturday, and make sure to let me introduce you to Elkhorn’s new owners Jim and Dan McGann.  (Dan’s fishing log covers an incredible array of Colorado waters.  He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s due for our Elkhorn Arm Twist to see if he’s any better at keeping secrets than Steve!)

Here’s a link to  Steve Rogers Recipes for 10-22-16


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 – October 15

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 – Richard Pilatzke

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Elkhorn Saturday Fly Tying Demo 10-14-16

This Week’s Featured Tyer – Richard Pilatzke

 

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Richard Pilatzke

Rich has spent the last three years as the demonstration fly tying program director for the Denver International Sportsmen Exhibition.  An all-around fly tier and well known demonstration fly tier who tied at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU tying clinic as well as many of the fly shops along the Front Range.  Perhaps known more recently for his fly patterns tied out of foam, he will bring many of his latest creations for his demonstration.  He is a stillwater specialist and has fished many of the stillwater for trout and warm water species along the Front Range.  His patterns have appeared in “Modern Midge”, “ Modern Terrestrials” and in Pat Dorsey’s newest book  “Colorado Guide Flies”.

Saturday Fly Tying Demo – October 8, 2016

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.

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This week:   Dennis Martin

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Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10-8-16

Featured Tyer – Dennis Martin

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DENNIS MARTIN “Effective Trout and Warm Water Patterns” 

Dennis has been a fixture on the Front Range Fly Tying scene, known for his deer hair tying and other warmwater expertise.   You may have seen him our regional tying expositions, such as the Denver Fly Fishing Show, West Denver TU Tying Clinic, and our local TU expos by the Saint Vrain chapter and the Rocky Mountain Flycasters.  He applies his experience fishing bass tournaments to his fly designs, and Saturday will be a great time to grill him on “How to Fish It” as well as “How to Tie It”. 

Saturday Tying Demo – October 1, 2016

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 – Jason Haddix.