I thought I would give you all an update and let you all know that I am tying tomorrow for the final Tying Demo for the 2010/2011 Demo season. I am really excited to share some patterns with you, and talk about my strategies and fishing techniques. I have put a lot of planning into my presentation and I am confident that you will find it worth your time.
My plan is to tie Trout Flies for the first 2 hours or until I am finished. I will be tying highly effective patterns that have worked for me while guiding on the South Fork and fishing the surrounding rivers and streams in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. After I tie some nymphs and Dry Flies I am going to show you a few streamers that I have tweaked and been fishing and find effective. Between Noon and 1pm I am going to change directions and tie Steelhead Patterns. I will show some classic patterns that every Steelhead fisherman should have in their fly box. Than I am going to show you some new innovative patterns that have been developed by individuals like Ed Ward, Scott Howell, and April Volkey. Intruders and big leaches are the name of the game here. These patterns follow the lines of big silhouetted flies that are tied sparsely. I have used these patterns on the Salmon River and been successful. I plan on tying as long as people are interested. Its important to note that these large steelhead patterns can be tied in Trout colors (brown, black, Olive) and are very effective catching trout as well.
In the past our demo tiers will hand out flies after they are tied. I will pass each fly around for the group to look at but I will not be handing out samples tomorrow. Instead we are going to put those flies into a nice fly box and everyone who is in attendance will be able to throw their name in a hat and one lucky winner will get the box of flies. You must be present to win. I will do the same with the Steelhead flies. Randy will be recording the demo and if there is a fly you really want, talk to me at another time and I am more than willing to get you a sample.
I am excited and hope to see you all there tomorrow morning ready to have some fun, swap some lies, and learn something.