SATURDAY FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS
OPEN TO PUBLIC– NO CHARGE
10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M., Saturdays from November 26th, 2016 though March, 2017
Each year Jimmy’s All Seasons Angler features this winter-time institution. These Saturday fly tying demonstrations are free to the public. Attending the demos is a great way to learn tying techniques, new and old, and to stay current on the use of materials and tools. The tiers we feature are among the best. Each has great experience in tying and use of the flies they demonstrate. Each is ready to share their tying and presentation knowledge and skills with you.
Bring your fly tying questions to the shop any time. We have fly tiers on our staff with enough experience to answer any question you may have on materials, equipment, technique, and presentation. On moving through the given dates, we will post a bio for the upcoming tier.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 Rob Parkins
Rob Parkins began tying years ago to save $$$$ while living in a van parked by Connecticut’s Housatonic River. After realizing that such a life is enjoyable is a myth, he began guiding on the Delaware River in New York to make enough $$$ to buy more tying materials. As a fly tier, Rob’s creative tying is inspired by the true masters of the craft, and he hopes that one day one of them would actually catch fish. Now residing in Victor, Idaho, and employed as a merchandise buyer at JD High Country Outdoors in Jackson, he lives and works where fishing opportunities are more inspiring for fly tying than where he formerly lived. He is also a Montana Fly fly tier/designer. Rob attempts to cast his spey rod more than 50 feet as well as trying to unravel the mysteries of the whip finishing tool. Rest assured he will have those mysteries solved by the time of his demo and offer some unique patterns using today’s newer materials and some old favorites.
Rob’s demo will be the last for the 2016-2017 season. We have had a good time bringing its schedule of tiers on board, and attendance has been terrific. The 2017-2018 tying demo season will begin in November, and we will strive to have another great schedule in place.
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 Tom Meade
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 Shawn Bostic
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 Mike Glissmeyer
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Tom Clark
Saturday, December 24th, 2016 Dave Raisch
Saturday, December 31st, 2016 Dennie Edwards
Saturday, January 7th John Stenersen
Saturday, January 14th Tim King
Saturday, January 21st Tim Tollett
Saturday, January 28th Gary Barnes
Saturday, February 4th John Hull
Saturday, February 11th Doug Kinney
Saturday, February 18th John Rohmer
Saturday, February 25th Bucky McCormick
Saturday, March 4th Chuck Collins