Saturday Tying Demo – Connor Murphy

 

Connor M with fish

Connor Murphy is our guest tyer this Saturday, March 26 at 10AM.  Connor always has an interesting lineup, from small midges to huge articulated streamers.  We should all take a hint from the image here, and pay attention!


 

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 Demo – Pat Dorsey

10AM to noon at Elkhorn Flyshop on Saturday, March 19 2016

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Pat Dorsey


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!

Pat Dorsey is our special guest this Saturday.  He will be tying many of his favorite South Platte patterns, and we long ago discovered that his flies are fantastic on our Big Thompson and other tailwaters.

Visit Pat’s Corner on the Blue Quill Angler website for a full introduction that will easily explain Pat’s stellar reputation.

You can download Pat Dorsey’s Recipe Sheet for the Demo here.

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo – March 12 2016

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McMillan Tying Bench

“And now, for something completely different . . . . “

 

Mark McMillan

Mark McMillan

Mark McMillan is our guest tyer this Saturday 3/12/16.  He has developed a reputation for incorporating unusual materials into unique and creative patterns.  He’s reputed to be on the Pro Staff at Hobby Lobby and JoAnne’s, but don’t let this fool you – he’s an excellent tyer with sound fundamental techniques, which are easy to overlook when he starts going “cutting edge”.

I asked Mark if he was going to prepare a recipe list, and he said “Why start now?”

If he did, the first recipe would probably say “Preheat oven to 270 degrees”.

“It’s Alive!” McMillan finishes a fly

Rumor has it that Mark is playing with torches and powder paints, as well as some foam popper stuff.  We usually demand he demonstrate a Wally Wing, and he will probably furl some rabbit or squirrel.

We will make sure the fire extinguishers are all charged and ready.

Drop by Saturday.  You will definitely see something “Completely Different”.


 

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

 

 March 5, 2016   10am

CARL PENNINGTON

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!

It’s a treat to host Carl Pennington this Saturday.  He’s on the Pro Staff for Regal Vise, a staff fly designer for Montana Fly Company, a regular demo tyer at all the big tying expos, and very dedicated to Colorado trout fishing and tying.

 

Check out Carl’s blog

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Saturday Tying Demo-Eric Pettine

 

Saturday, February 27, 10AM

Elkhorn Flyshop

Eric Pettine

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!

 Eric Pettine is our guest tyer this Saturday.  He’s been tying, fishing and guiding in this area since ….. well, a long time.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet  such a wealth of knowledge. 

Personal testimonial – back in about 1987 a few self-taught buddies and I had been tying subsistence flies, and decided to go to a tying expo in Fort Collins to see some proper fly tying.  Eric was one of the featured tyers, and showed me how to tie a big black stonefly nymph, with biots, Ligas Dubbing and Larva Lace rib, and turkey slips, and then gave me the fly.  I still have it, and it’s still perfect! 

Join us Saturday!

 

 

Saturday Tying Demo – Jake Ruthven

Feb 20, 2016      10AM to Noon

 

 

 Jake’s Bio keeps changing.  He’s now a college student, and has racked up numerous flyfishing and tying accomplishments, from big time tying demos to magazine coverage.   Seems not that long ago he was just a talented kid promoting a high school flyfishing club!

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!

 

Saturday Tying Demo – Vincent Su

10AM on Saturday, Feb 13

Welcome Back Vincent Su!  Vincent has tied some of the most beautiful small flies we have seen, including some incredibly effective extended body mayflies.  Here’s a chance to watch some fine, detailed work and some intriguing techniques. 

This session:   “All About Caddis”.  From egg to spent, Vincent has a program that covers the whole cycle.  Download an advance copy of his recipes and program here>    All About Caddis

 

 

Check out a video of Vincent at work.  The video is from the website of our friend and past Saturday Demo tyer Juan Ramirez.

 

 

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 Demo – Al Ritt

Fly Tying Demo – Al Ritt

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016   10AM 

This Saturday we welcome Al Ritt as our guest tyer.  Al is a versatile tyer and fly designer, any you should look into his “ARF” series of flies.  We’ve seen him tie everything from local patterns through cutting edge streamers and saltwater patterns, and he is a busy demo tyer across the country.  He’s a meticulous tyer, and we will all learn much from his demo.

This Saturday Al will be tying dry flies – “The Usual”, a Humpulator, Sparkle Dun, Adams, Splitsville Caddis, and a Hackle Stacker are some of the patterns he will demonstrate.

Al is associated with Peak Engineering, a Loveland company whose flyfishing division manufactures the Peak Vise.  You see this vise used from coast to coast on your favorite YouTube tying videos.  

Peak and Award

  Check it out at Elkhorn Flyshop, or visit Peak Flyfishing.com

 

 

Elkhorn Saturday – Dennis Martin

Saturday Doubleheader!

10AM to noon            Dennis Martin Fly Tying Demo

12:15 – 12:30            Paul Dudley, Rocky Mountain Sharp Shop

 

 This Saturdad.martin portraity we welcome back Dennis Martin.   Dennis is a versatile tyer, and we may see anything from midges and mayflies for the Thompson or Poudre, to big hairy bass bugs.  Drop by for a cup of coffee and let’s see what he has in store for us this year!

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After Dennis finishes his demo, we have a follow up feature!  Paul Dudley will have a brief presentation on care of your fly tying scissors, and describe his company’s sharpening services.   

Elkhorn Saturday – Israel Patterson

January 23, 2016    10AM Tying Demo

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Sydney, pondering her next creation

 

 Israel’s flytying skills have been honed under the tutelage of his sensei, known in the trade as “Sydney”.

We tried to book her for a demo, but she is in great demand and this Saturday she is busy working on a couple of new patterns such as the “Unicorn” and “Purple Bunny Slippers”.  We expect to feature her on an exclusive fly tying video, so check back often.

In the meantime, she recommended her best pupil and biggest fan as our guest tyer.

 

 

 

 

CnA Nymph

Israel Patterson usually gains some altitude when he fishes, having guided over 100 days last season and specializing in backcountry flyfishing trips to remote streams and lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  He regularly torments me with Email attachments of cutthroats that belong on magazine covers.

This Saturday he will share some of his favorite patterns, including a number of flies you have never seen before.  You can download a copy of his Demo Recipe Sheet here.

His demo will include a few patterns you will recognize, and a number of truly unique twists.  In addition to his tying, this is a great opportunity to draw him out regarding secret gems in the Park.