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2019..
welcome to a new year with new ideas...
Every Saturday morning ,starting on January 18ththru March, from 9:30 until about 11:30 except on holiday and sale week-ends we have casual fly tying classes at the store aimed at helping along with skills, material understanding and specialized techniques.
Here is the primary schedule of patterns
January 18th..Single Bump Intruder on a Tube or Stinger
January 25th..Hot Spot Gulff Bunny Leech Patterns

 Cool Tube on Sisu Switch


Feb. 1st..the Essential Dry Fly with Hot Spots
Feb. 8th..Chironomid Magic..get ready for Lake Season
Feb15th..Fry..the amazing Fry Pattens
Feb 22nd..Terrestrial Stoneflies  and Nymphs
Feb 29th(Leap Year)..Super sexy Intruders   with Rhea and more
March 7th..Our must have Bead Head Rolled Muddler ..deer and Polar Bear hair
March 14th..Wide eyed Shrimp using Gulff UV Resins
March 21st..Boobies,blobs and more






Here on Vancouver Island we are blessed to have all year fly fishing for Trout in both Salt and Fresh waters..fly patterns need to be simple yet effective..the focus need to be on ,Egg patterns,Nymphs ,Stone Flies,Leeches and Minnows,dress them up with Gulff UV Resins and find out what all the excitement is about..drop by to see whats new..









Emys Rosie Spey


Atlantic Blue Moon


Emy's Pink Pearl

Autumn Orange





One of the Coho Mobs..a good variety




Awesome Orange and white Clouser Minnow






2016
Join us for some exciting new patterns to play with...
During the  Winter we will have open fly tying every Saturday  beginning on
Jan14th..Spey workshop on Jan.21st no tying this day
Jan 28th, and every Saturday thru Feb 2017

..only..$15..all materials supplied and you keep the flies
We have some new and exciting feathers available including Grey Peacock,Pheasant,Rhea,Goose,Egret, and more. We will tie on rotary vices and feature Stonfo vises and accessories.Nano thread,tube accessories and more




Dubbing and Dubbing loops, applications and the benefit of this in all sizes of fly
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Tube flies






Traditional/Dressed






Here is a Nice Sockeye Smolt size pattern for large Trout and Steelhead in the rivers during the annual migrations of smolts from the lakes-Clear Cure Goo over Mylar tubing  6 strands of Peacock Herl as a wing,a bit of Long Polar Bear and flash









  Our classes focus on simple yet effective techniques when tying Trout and Salmon flies such as Wolly Buggers,Leeches,Minnow patterns,Stone flies,Dry Flies ,nymphs and more...make sure you call and register,there is a small charge of $10, all materials to tiers will be 20% off during these days.








                                       









Big Eyred Steelhead minnow Patterns








 


 

 



Aidans Black Mamba fly ..August 25/2011 Spring

 


 

 

 



 

 


 

 

  The "CK"

  




Pearl Kathy's Coat









 
 



Many fly fishers ask me what is"your favorite fly pattern"   ,  and they will often get a very quizzical stare from me for an instant and then an answer...Intruder patterns on a Stinger set-up.! I really don't know if people understand what an Intruder pattern is,but the simple answer is a large and vibrant variation of a "WOLLY BUGGER"!! Here on the West Coast of Canada the waterways can be very large and intrusive. The Salmon, Trout  and Steelhead , particularly those living near the coastal regions are very familiar with major water variations;High/low, fast/slow, canyons/wide expanses ,Glacial/Gin Clear! This factor and the understanding that as fry and juvinile fish a great part of their diet during those early times is that of decaying fish. Can you imagine a major rise in water levels will bring many body parts into the system that have been torn off the bones of dead fish and now flushed into the system.Eat while you can...and this memory triggers responses from these mature fish once they enter the system to either spawn and die or reproduce ,then return to the Salt water for a future return trip ,or perhaps more.