Granite Bay Flycasters Monthly Fly-tying Jam is usually held at the GBF Clubhouse (Folsom Lake Activity Center) at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month.
Each month Jim Holmes, with an assist from John Peterson, will be tying seasonal patterns and others that will work for the upcoming GBF fishout.
As always, the Fly Tying Jam is a FREE monthly event. All you need to do is bring a vise, tools and your own materials, plus lots of enthusiasm! Heck, you can even come and just watch and ask questions if you want.
Free use of the Club’s fly tying vises and tools are also available. If you think you want to learn to tie flies, but don’t want to spend a lot of money to find out, click here for more information on loaner tying gear and rods/reels too.
Questions about the Fly Tying Jam? Contact Jim Holmes at (916) 967-6709
Tying Jam for Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Mike Gervais will also be tying there with his special flies…the wasp…they are fun flies!
The “regular” jam session held the third Tuesday of most months will be reviewing hair spinning with two of what I feel are the best streamer flies that you can have. They will work in river and streams as well as lakes…give them a try!!! Those of you who are fishing on the Truckee will find these flies are guide flies!!!
All you need to bring to tie is your equipment but you will also need a hair packer and a hair stacker and a razor blade will be helpful when trimming your flies. If you don’t have all the materials, we usually have plenty of extra. All levels are welcome but these flies will be a little more challenging. These flies are constructed with hair spinning “lite” but we can do more like the Goddard Caddis in another session.
Any questions, give me a shout!!!
MUDDLER MINNOW (More or less the original version)
Hook: 3x long streamer hook (2 – 10) like a TMC 5263 or similar
Thread: 3/0 or 6/0 brown waxed
Tail: Mottled turkey (Note…these feathers come in matched sets!)
Body: Flat gold tinsel (Mylar works well)
Rib: Medium copper wire
Underwing: Grey squirrel tail
Collar/head: spun and trimmed deer hair
Hook: 3x streamer hook TMC 5263 or similar
Thread: 3/0 black or brown
Rib: fine gold or silver or copper wire
Body: Dubbing to match wing such as olive or tan or black and orange
Wing: Hen or rooster webby to match body
Head: spun and trimmed deer hair. (Note, you can use dyed hair to match the body!)
Hope to see you there!!!