- Fly Tying E-News February 2012

Fly Tying News February 2012

Front Range Anglers | Boulder, CO
303-494-1375 | info@frontrangeanglers.com

Fly Tying Workshops 2012
 

 


Getting Started
Cost: $69.95

Beginning Fly Tying Class at Front Range AnglersThis three hour workshop gives the necessary head start on learning to tie flies. It starts with basic techniques such as starting thread, winding thread, and whip finishing. Then, you will learn material handling while tying basic flies that actually catch fish.

Materials and vise are included for the class. A 15% discount is offered on materials and fly tying tools purchased the day of the class. Rental vises and material kits are available for post workshop tying at an additional fee.

Minimum Students required: 2
Maximum Students per class: 6

Instructor:   Wallace Westfeldt

Time: Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Date: February 26th

 

Register online, here.


Winter Midges
Cost: $69.95

Dial in your winter fishing game and load up your box with the smallest flies that will actually catch fish.  Students will learn how to tie flies down to a size 26!  Learn which patterns actually catch fish during Colorado's winter months.  A must for the tailwater angler or year round angler.

Materials and vise are included for the class. A 15% discount is offered on materials and fly tying tools purchased the day of the class. Rental vises and material kits are available for post workshop tying at an additional fee.

Instructor:   Wallace Westfeldt

Time: Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Class Date:  February 12th

Minimum Students required: 2
Maximum Students per class: 6

Register Online, here.


Free Saturday Morning Demonstrations

 

 

Date

Featured Tier

 Description

Feb 4th

Mark Rayman

A Season of Secrets - Mark "Iron Tyer" Rayman is a long-time fly fishing and tying guru in the Longmont area. You'll see Mark tie a variety of flies from a secret ingredient. He promises a variety of trout, warmwater and saltwater fly patterns.

Feb 11th

Paul Prentiss

Epoxy Alternatives - For many years fly tier options in the arena of bonding agents for soft and hard bodied flies were pretty much limited to epoxy, silicone, Softex, and even water based Hard Head.  In 2005 the game changed with the arrival of Tuffleye.  A light cured, quick drying adhesive, using a clear acrylic resin.  It was fast, easy, didn't yellow or crack, and offer a whole new way of constructing flies.  Now we've got UV Knot Sense, Clear Cure Goo, Tuffleye, Bug Bond, Liquid Fusion , and probably more to come.  What should you use? What are their limitations? What seems to be the future with these products?  What's it going to cost me to drop epoxy and what's the ongoing expense.  The answer to these and other perplexing questions about the universe will be forever resolved by Paul Prentiss.

Feb 18th

Devan Olsen

Competition Eye for the Indicator Guy - Team USA Member gives an interactive presentation about what the European fishing methods mean for the average angler.  A list of topics covered:
- Czech vs. French nymphing
- Rigging and fishing the French method
- How French nymphing solves the problems with indicator nymphing
- Diagrams and video footage to support

Feb 25th

Richard Pilatzke

Tying with Foam - Demonstrating some excellent techniques for foam fly patterns, including damsels, dragonflies and beetles.  This demo is perfect for anyone who is looking for new innovative ways to target trout both in stillwater and river situations.  Foam offers some very unique charismatics that standard materials do not.  Learn how to make your flies float longer, rider higher, and move better by adding foam.  Richard will help you pimp your box with a few new tricks. 

 


Fly of the Month



Frenchie USA Team Version Fly - Demo

The TEAM USA Frenchie fly- Tied by Rob Kolanda

This pattern appears in fly boxes around the globe and has to be one of the best competitive fly patterns available. 
Make sure to tie up a few of these for your next trip down to the river.


 

Deal of the Week - Knapek Competition HooksKnapak Hooks

Take 40% off  Knapek Barbless Hooks

Basic characterization of Knapek´s barbless hooks: reversed sticky sharp - eagle claw - point, mechanically and chemically sharpened.

All hooks presented here are made of certificated high-carbon steel, the bend of hooks is forged, surface treatment - Black Nickel.

Retail $7.00 - Now $4.20

Offer good through March 1st


Fly Tying Resources


 

JIgged Prince Nymph - Rob Kolanda

Visit our Fly Tier Index - AK Best, Charlie Craven, Brad Befus, Pat Dorsey and many more.

Visit our Fly Pattern Index - Hundreds of patterns to browse and learn to tie.

 

Shop our Online Fly Tying Department

  • Materials - Beads, Dubbing, Feathers, Hooks, and much more.
  • Vises - Dyna-King, Peak, and Renzetti
  • Tools - Tying Tools and Vise Accessories

 

 

 

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