Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

Check out Brian and Phil's New Fly Fishing App!

...click on the banner above to head over to the Brian Chan's and Phil Rowley's App!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Foam Fest with Ralf Kuntzemann


I love Ralf Kuntzemann's ingenuity! Ralf was our final presenter of the season. It was all about foam and with Ralf's creativity added into the mix. Ralf showed the gang how to tie 5 flies that have foam as a major component. As you can see, Ralf loves colourful foam creations. They are definitely fish catchers. Thanks Ralf for the great flies and neat ideas!

As we wind down the fly tying season, I want to take the time to thank all of the presenters. I certainly appreciate the time and effort it takes each presenter to plan a tying session and then gather all of the materials for the students.

We had another great tying season. We changed locations to TC Outfitters. That was a very successful transition. With a little luck, the back area will be even larger next year!

Just a reminder that you can head over to Alberta Relm to get your new fishing license. 

Remember if you care to share any fly fishing reports, just drop me an e-mail and I will share your pictures, advice and great moments!




Wilbour Wobler (Don Freschi originator)


FAB


Leather Leech


Foam Caddis

Hook: Size 14 dry fly 


Foam Hopper

Hook: Size 6 jig hook


Foam Boatmen







Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How Much Weight Do You Put on a Nymph Rig?

Here is an excellent article about how much weight to put on a nymph rig. If you nymph rivers this is well worth the read and look!

Take a look RIGHT HERE!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Lee Wulff''s Famous Flies

Hi Everyone!

Well tonight, it was all about Lee Wulff's classic flies. Just before we tied flies tonight, we had a slide show of fly fishing in Belize. The slide show came from the 7 adventurous Central Albertans who went bone and permit fly fishing.

The Wulff series of flies float through choppy and at times rough water without sinking. Lee Wulff successfully used hair wing flies using white tail deer and calf tail or calf body hair! Lee Wulff usually had a single wing although many fly tyers prefer to divide the wings.

Through the years many different  hybrids of the Wulff have developed. The Royal Wulff, White Wulff and Grey Wulff are classics. Today you can also find the Grizzly Wulff and the Adams Wulff!

The challenge with the Wulff series is getting the proportions right and then consistently tying them!

Remember that this Thursday is the IF4 Film Festival at Carnival Theatre You can get your tickets at TC Outfitters for $15 or click on the picture below to buy them on line! We need 125 patrons to break even so bring your spouse and fly fishing buddies. It will be a very enjoyable evening.

Next week is our final fly tying session of the year. Ralf Kuntzemann will close out the tying season for us! Ralf says just bring your regular tying kit, nothing special is required!


(just click on the above banner to get on line tickets)




White Wulff

Hook: Standard Dry Fly sizes 8-16
Thread: UTC 70 denier white or cream
Tail: Calf tail or calf body hair
Body: White/Cream  antron or rabbit
Wing: Calf tail or calf body hair
Hackle: White or Cream




Adams Wulff

Hook: Standard Dry Fly sizes 8-16
Thread: UTC 70 denier grey or grey/brown
Tail: White Tail Deer
Body: Grey antron or rabbit
Wing: Calf tail or calf body hair
Hackle: Dun or Grizzly/Brown


Grey Wulff

Hook: Standard Dry Fly sizes 8-16
Thread: UTC 70 denier grey or grey/brown
Tail: White Tail Deer
Body: Grey antron or rabbit
Wing: White Tail Deer-natural
Hackle: Dun




Royal Wulff

Hook: Standard Dry Fly sizes 8-16
Thread: UTC 70 olive or black
Tail: White Tail Deer
Body: Peacock herl and red floss
Wing: Calf tail or calf body hair
Hackle: grizzly/brown