Well, once again the tying classes were a big hit this week. It is really fun for us to see the progression of each tyer's skills and to see the week to week improvement. The Tuesday class is a prime example of this. We introduced the dubbing technique this week in the Tuesday class as we tied a modified version of the Hares Ear Nymph. The class really did well with this new technique, but lets see some homework first.
Here Terry is giving the intro into this weeks class, the Hares ear Nymph.
Our modified version of the Hares Ear was a hit with all of the attendees. True to the original in spirit with a few modern material upgrades this workhorse of a fly is sure to bring many Trout to hand. Fly #2 for the evening was the Bead Head Caddis Larva. A simple yet VERY effective pattern that works in all types of water. Look in any seasoned nymph fisherman's fly box and you are sure to see plenty of this pattern.
The Wednesday night class tied an emerger pattern with a CDC wing and a feurrled trailing shuck. The feurrling technique is something Terry has been wanting to do in a class and it was received very well. In fact I think most would agree this week was one of the best advanced classes we have had. Lets take a look at the homework from the prior week.
We used McFlylon to ferrule the trailing shuck, an unbelievably simple technique that really gives a cool effect. we used brighter material for the demo fly, but the sky is the limit.
As mentioned this was one of the best advanced classes we have had so far. Thanks to all the attendees for a great night, I cant wait to see next weeks homework.
It was Surf Candy night in the salt class. Terry did 2 versions of the popular epoxy fly, the standard Surf Candy and a slimmed down version more Representative of the sand eel.
Here we sit at the halfway point of the winter tying classes. We truly hope everybody in the classes are having as much fun tying as we are teaching. These classes are a great way to meet new people, tie some flies, and have a good time. You know, we really should do more of this...
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