- Fly Tying E-News March 2012

Fly Tying News March 2012

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


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Featured Tier


March 3rd

Bruce Mardick

Go-To Flies - Bruce Mardick is first and foremost a fisherman and his patterns may not be pretty but they're solid fish catchers.  Every single one of these has proven itself in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.  He has an olive conehead streamer that he will be showing you that simply catches fish everywhere you care to fish it.

March 10th

Tom Ziegler

Deer Hair Master - Tom Ziegler is easily one of the best out there when it comes to spinning deer hair to make unbelievable bass poppers.  If you have been curious about how to spin hair to make a number of different streamer patterns or poppers this presentation is a must!  Tom is a great speaker and his clinics are informative and clear. 

March 17th

Frank Smetherst

Take it Further - Scott Fly Rods Rep and Teva Games winner gives us a breakdown of patterns that produce on tough trout saltwater species as well as toothy predators.  Frank has fished around the globe and has unique insight on what makes some fish take and others refuse a fly.  This was a great presentation last year and Frank has assured us of more of the same for this year as well.

March 24th

Josh Richard

Front Range Entomology - Josh will cover local entomology (Bugs) and he will take us through the seasons and cycles. All the bugs in the presentation are locally caught samples so you can see all the cool stuff we have in our streams, including  the Big Thompson, Boulder Creeks, St Vrain, the Park and more. Improve and understand your flies so you catch more fish and see what you have been missing. Also, Josh promised no Latin and only fishing terms will be used.

March 31st

Paul Prentiss

 Spring Carp Flies - This is a presentation for those poor individuals who are afflicted by the desire to chase Carp above all other species.  Paul will talk about what makes a good carp pattern and will be sharing some guide patterns for rivers and still water.




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: March 4th - Final one of the Season, don't miss out!!!!


Register online, here.



Fly of the Month


YouTube Video - Mysis Shrip Tying Demo

One Minute Mysis - Tied by Russell Miller

Winter is a great time to hit many of Colorado's famous tailwaters.  Rivers like the Blue, Frying Pan, and the Taylor River are great places to catch a fish of your lifetime.  These fish get big gorging themselves on mysis shrimp.  This is one of my top producing mysis patterns period.  I hope you enjoy and catch a ton of hogs on it.  ~Russ


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Use Coupon Code - UVSALE  during checkout to redeem these great savings.

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Fly Tying Resources


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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