Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo – 10/1/16

Featured Tyer – Jason Haddix

It’s fall, and time for kickoff! – Join us for our first week of the Elkhorn Saturday Tying Demo series for 2016-2017.   We’ve got lots of innovative tyers lined up, so visit the Elkhorn Saturday Fly Tying Demonstration web page for a schedule of tyers and program preview.  Make some space in your flyboxes.  You are certain to see some patterns you will want to add to your arsenal! 

Jason Haddix - Elkhorn Saturday Fly Tying Demo

Jason Haddix

 “Favorite Patterns”

Elkhorn Flyshop’s own Jason Haddix will kick off our tying demo season, featuring some of his favorite patterns, including trout patterns on tubes.   When you see the advantages of tying on tubes, and realize how simple it can be to get started, you will undoubtedly want to convert some of your favorite streamers and other trout patterns.

Jason is a true commercial tyer, and his Waters Edge Fly Company serves  customers from all quadrants of the country, tying high quality custom patterns for anything from trout to musky.  During the tying season he appears at flyfishing shows across the country,  including our own Denver, and regional exhibitions such as West Denver, Fort Collins, and Longmont.    Jason is a gifted deer hair fly tyer,  and experienced in tying Intruder and Tube style flies. 

 

 

 

Cupboard Ant

 

 Cupboard Ant – HiViz

HOOK: Dai Riki 320-18

POST: antron yarn, hi viz orange plus chartreuse

BODY WalMart Ant Mat, cut lenghtwise and pulled apart 2 bumps at a time

HACKLE black saddle, 2 turns.

The cupboard mat used to create the ant bodies comes from WalMart. 

 Not positive who came up with the cupboard mat as ant bodies, but it wasn’t me!

 

 

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo – Pot Luck Round 2

Uncle Sam

Saturday Tying Demo Grand Finale

– Marty’s Challenge!

 

Last Saturday we got a treat when Jerry D’Amato answered the call for volunteers to demonstrate, and he shared some great tips on scissors, tying techniques, and materials!

This Saturday we will continue with our Potluck theme, in which our Demo attendees are invited/encouraged/commanded, if necessary, to step forward and tie a pattern for the crowd.

Here is the challenge:

  1.   If at least two volunteers step forward to demonstrate a favorite pattern, and
  2.   If I get two people to tie an Olive Wooly Bugger, following my verbal instructions,

then Marty will tie a Clouser Minnow, blindfolded!

clouser_minnowBlindfold

Peak Vise We will have a Peak vise  and a Regal tying lamp set up, and the basic tools (scissors, whip finisher, hackle pliers etc).  All you need to bring is the thread, hooks and materials for your fly.

For the challenge, Marty will provide the materials for the wooly bugger, and verbal instructions.

And I’ll bring the blindfold!

Let’s have some fun for this last Saturday Tying Demo of the season!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Demo – Pot Luck!

Saturday Tying Demo – Pot Luck / Open Vise

10AM Saturday, May 14

potluck graphic

 This Saturday is a Pot Luck Demo – you have been invited to bring your favorite pattern and sit behind the vise for a few minutes and tell us how you do it!

Let’s have some fun!  Bring a sample pattern, a hook or two, and a bag of the materials you need.  We will have a Peak vise, lamp, and an array of tools so you don’t need to bring much.

I have a few volunteers, but need more, so please bring stuff and let me know when you arrive that you are prepared to tie.

Remember – if we get enough volunteers, we won’t have to conscript!

 

 

Saturday Demo – Rob Stout

Saturday May 7  10AM

Rob Stout

 

Rob Stout will be our tyer this Saturday.  Yet another young pup that can tie in the dark without glasses!

Rob is getting an early start in the fly tying world, and has been a guest tyer at Trout Unlimited fly tying expos along the front range, and we are pleased to get him on our Saturday lineup.

Although the image here is of a beast of a carp, Rob’s pattern list includes streamers and other trout flies.  Click here for a preview of his tying recipes  RobStoutFlyTyingDemoRecipeList

RobStoutPic

 

Saturday Tying Demo – Michael Ringus

Saturday, April 23, 2016 

10AM at Elkhorn Flyshop

 

Michael Ringus enjoys tying many of the classic patterns, from simple wet flies to salmon flies.  Saturday he will tie a few patterns to demonstrate some of the tying techniques, and discuss the substitutions available to tie these patterns without all those impossible-to-find feathers.

These flies straddle the line between lure and art, and the attention to proportion and detail in tying them will surely improve our tying on modern patterns.

 

AkroydMOM flies book

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 – John Majerus

Saturday, April 16

10AM to noon at Elkhorn

 

 

Our guest tyer this week is John Majerus.  Join us to see what a successful local guide ties!

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 – Domingo Rodriguez

April 9, Saturday 10AM to noon

Czech Nymphs!

This Saturday we welcome Domingo Rodriguez, who will be tying “Czech Nymphs”.  You may know Domingo from his tireless efforts in behalf of the Rocky Mountain Flycasters Trout Unlimited chapter in Fort Collins.  He has immersed himself in this style of fishing for the last several years, and has experience as a volunteer at Team USA flyfishing events.  You won’t want to miss this introduction to a unique style of tying and fly-fishing. 

Domingo

 

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 – Yancey Cox

 

This week Yancey Cox is our guest tyer.  His lineup this year includes a Ginger Hen Streamer, Royal Wulff Emerger, Sunken Beetle, and a Muddler Daddy. 

Join us for an interesting demo!

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!