Spring Creek Flycraft & Guide Service

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 patterns (including some of his own personal creations) and other patterns that may be of interest to club members.  What an incredible wealth of fly tying information!

And don't forget... the fly pattern 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.  

2004 Monthly Patterns

(click pattern name to see its tying instructions)


December: BWO Thorax Dun

November: BWO Quigley Cripple

October: BWO Baetis Nymph

September: Alaska Popsicle

August: Kelly Galloup's Zoo Cougar

July: Rickard's Callibaetis Nymph

June: Rickard's Stillwater Nymph

May: Simpleton Frog

April: Fox Poopah

March: Ken Hanley's Salty Bunny

February: Woolly Bugger

January: Chernobyl Ant

Monthly Fly Tying Contest

Sponsored by
American Fly Fishing Co.

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!  

Fly Tyer's Archive

Patterns from previous year(s):








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. Contact Webmaster to submit a pattern.

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