The Fly Tyer's Corner is a monthly column in The Leader, GBF's monthly newsletter.  The fly pattern for the club's monthly fly tying contest is the one featured in the previous month's Fly Tyer's Corner - as published here and in The Leader.   See contest details and Fly Pattern Archive below.


Bill Carnazzo

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Beyond the Vise

(click link to see articles)


Paul Egan


This is a new series of articles to the LEADER. I hope it will be helpful to many of our members. We will be covering the many overlooked aspects of fly tying that lie BEYOND THE VISE. My desire is to share some of my tricks and schemes, in trade for some of yours.

  ~  Paul

2007 Fly Patterns

(click pattern name to see its tying instructions)

January: Surf Candy

February: Jose Mosca Negra

March: String Leech

April: Ron's Krystal Hare's Ear

May: Ron English Shad Fly

June: Bloody Black Disco Leech

July: Jay Fair's Wiggle Tail Nymph

August: Royal Wulff

September: Bill's Fall Phase Stick Caddis

October: Ken Hanley's Pygmy Hopper

November: Triple Double

December: Super Minnow (by Paul Egan)

Clouser Minnow tying tips (by Bill Carnazzo)

Fly Pattern Archives by Pattern Name (new)

The link above is an alphabetical list of pattern links by name

Below are lists by Year and Month










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 and 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 GBF's newsletter The Leader for more information on the contest, and have fun!

Copyright 2007 by Granite Bay Flycasters unless otherwise noted