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, Aug 15, 2017
Dark Lord (Part of Bill’s LBB series)
Hook: TMC 3761 (1x long, 1x strong) or similar 10 – 18 We will be using 12
Bead: To fit size of hook
Thread: 6/0 Black
Thread: Dark Brown Biot
Body: Antron Sparkle Black
Rib: Gold flat
Legs: Black Hen
Wings: Ginger biots
Hook: TMC 5263 8 – 20 We will be using 12
Bead: To Bead or not to bead…….
Tail: Dark Brown Biot
Rib: Flat gold
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Brown hen
wings: White Biots
Note: it seems like these two flies are alike…I would call them similar and Bill used to claim that his DArk Lord was a much better producer.
Hook: TMC 100 or any dry hook 18 – 26 20 is probably the most used
Thread: 8/0 to match biot
Abdomen: Goose or turkey Biot in black, gray, olive, red
Thorax: Superfine to match color of biot
Gills: white or dun cdc puffs or similar
We will tie this fly in a variety of ways!
See you at the next meeting and at the jam!
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!!!
Tying Jam for Tuesday, July 18, 2017
PUMPKIN HEAD LEECH ( be sure you have your dubbing tool with you!)
Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263 or similar 12 – 6 We will be sampling on 8. (2x long, 2x strong)
Thread: 6/0 Black or to match body
Tail: same as body
Body: Canadian Brown or Canadian Black or Canadian Olive Simi Seal or similar
Head: UV Hot Orange Ice dub or other Ice Dub
Hook: TMC 100 or similar (I like the TMC 900)
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Orange Hi Vis Tinsel or similar
Rib: Hi Vis green floss
Head: Orange 2mm foam
Body: Olive green antron or similar
Underwing: CDC Dun or green
Overwing: Stacked Natural deer hair
Throax: Green dubbing
Note: This fly is similar to the Elk Hair Caddis but floats much better!
STONEDADDY (From Doug Ouellette)
Hook: TMC 5262 or similar (I am tying on the 8)
Thread: 3/0 Danville Brown
Bead: 5/32 for 8 or 6, 1/8 for 10
Tail and claws: Stripped Goose Biots Gold
Rib: Red Ultra wire – Brassie or medium
Overcase: Tin Skin Mottled golden oak
Body: Vinyl Rib Flat Medium Orange
Thorax: 1/2 Blend SLF Prism Amber 1/2 Wapsi Rabbit Ginger
If you are guided by Doug on the Truckee, you will be using this fly!!!!
Any Questions, give me a shout!