“Phil the Merciless”
You won’t want to miss Phil Iwane this Saturday morning at 10 AM, where he will be demonstrating his favorite fly patterns including the “No Mercy Midge”.
Phil has a passion for fly tying and has been tying for over 20 years. He believes that there is nothing so rewarding then tying a fly, presenting your fly, watching the fish take it, fighting it, landing it and then releasing it. Phil has tied hundreds of fly patterns and believes that you can never have enough cool patterns, however if you don’t have thousands of hours to invest in fly tying, then he recommends tying effective patterns that catch fish. Phil will be tying patterns that he has had great success with at Big Thompson, 11 Mile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon, Deckers, Frying Pan, Dream Stream, Arkansas, Blue River, San Juan River as well as many other local streams.
Phil has tied at the Fly Fishing Show in Denver, The International Sportsman’s Exposition Show, West
Denver Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Clinic, Trout Unlimited events, Western Colorado Fly Fishing
Exposition, Fly Fishing Rendezvous, Fly Tying Expo, Art of Fly Tying at The Bass Pro Shop and at the local fly shops. He also guides and supports our troops through Project Healing Waters.