|The Fly Tyer's Corner is a
monthly column in The Leader that's produced by our own Bill Carnazzo -
renowned Northern California fly fishing guide, fly tyer, and
instructor. This page reproduces Bill's monthly fly recipes from The
Leader, but more importantly,
provides links to Bill's previously published recipes (including some of
his own personal creations) and other
patterns/recipes that may be of interest to club members. What an
incredible wealth of fly tying information!
And don't forget... the fly for our club's monthly fly tying contest is always the one featured in the previous month's Fly Tyer's Corner - as published here or in The Leader. See contest details below.
2003 Monthly Patterns
(click pattern name to see its tying instructions)
December: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph
November: Ron's Crystal Maggie
October: The Dark Lord Nymph
September: Burk’s Hexagenia
August: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
July: Ostrich Scud
April: Clouser Minnow
March: Super Pupa
February: CDC Emerging Midge
January: Simple Stonefly (Yuba)
Monthly Fly Tying Contest
At each monthly club meeting, a fly tying contest is held with winners receiving gift certificates generously donated by American Fly Fishing Co. The pattern for each month's contest is always the one featured in the previous month's Fly Tyer's Corner - as published here or in The Leader.
To participate, just tie the fly, bring it to the meeting, and submit it for the contest before the meeting gets underway. Important... flies will be judged against the exact pattern recipe and materials published in the monthly Fly Tyer's Corner, so don't use any other recipes or resources for your fly, and try to use the specified tying materials if at all possible.
There are two contestant categories, Beginner and Experienced. The winner of each category receives a gift certificate from American Fly Fishing Co. You may only win the Beginner category twice before you must then enter the Experienced category. See The Leader for more information on the contest, and have fun!
Thank you American Fly Fishing Co. for your support!
GBF Fly Patterns
This section will contain patterns designed by members of Granite Bay Flycasters. Your input is requested. Please use the same format as the monthly pattern. We are currently in the process of updating our website, and hope to attach a photograph to each pattern.
Copyright 2003 by Granite Bay Flycasters unless otherwise noted.