Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 15th Tying Tuesday - Elk Hair Caddis

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday
, September 15th
6:00pm 
  
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password. If you need the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.

For this session, Bill Morrison will lead us in tying the Elk Hair Caddis. Created by Ed Troth in 1957, the EHC is considered the best searching type imitation of adult caddisflies. Caddis, a.k.a. sedgeflies, are a major food source to many species and are found in nearly all trout waters. However, the Elk Hair Caddis has also been used with good success as a cricket imitation for bluegill.

* To request a bag of sample materials (ties 2-3 flies) please fill out the form link. We will mail out on Thursday prior to the meeting. Future tying sessions are included. Materials Request Form

Upcoming sessions:
- September 29 - 6:00pm - Countach Plus Nymph, led by Catch Cormier
- October 13 - TBA soon


Monday, August 31, 2020

September 8th Tying Tuesday - Mini Death Grip

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, September 8th
7:00pm  **    

www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

** Please note this is an hour later than our normal time.  Also, this session was postponed a week due to impacts from Hurricane Laura. **

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password. If you need the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.

For this session, Capt. Tyler Wood will lead us in tying the Mini Death Grip, a 3 1/2 inch articulated fly.  Created by streamer guru Gunnar Brammer, this fly is a bite-sized verson of his Death Grip, able for a good caster to throw with a 5-weight rod. Nearly weightless, it's ideal for clear lakes or creeks, or spooky fish. If you've never tied an articulated fly, this is a solid introduction.

* To request a bag of sample materials (ties 2-3 flies) please fill out the form link. We will mail out on Thursday prior to the meeting. Future tying sessions are included. Materials Request Form

Upcoming sessions:
- September 15 - 6:00pm - Elk Hair Caddis, led by Bill Morrison
- September 29 - 6:00pm - Countach Plus Nymph, led by Catch Cormier

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 18 Tying Tuesday - Rio Bandito

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, August 18th

6:00pm   
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password. If you need the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.

For our next session, Jim Johnson will lead us in tying the Rio Bandito. It's also referred to as the Mardi Kraw, although there's another fly of that same name. It was created by Chris Johnson of Living Waters Fly Fishing, for the Rio Grande Perch in the Hill Country waters of Texas. However, it's also been a great fly for bream, crappie and even bass.

Materials:

  •  hook: Jig hook - size 12
  •  bead: tungsten beads - metallic red - size 1/8”
  •  tail: guard hairs of fur
  •  body/collar: fur dubbing in a loop (rabbit or squirrel strips), Crawfish Orange
  •  legs: silicone legs, matching color

* To request a bag of sample materials (ties 2-3 flies) please fill out the form link. We will mail out on Thursday prior to the meeting. Future tying sessions are included. Materials Request Form

Upcoming sessions:
- September 1 - 7:00pm - TBA, led by Tyler Wood
- September 15 - 6:00pm - Countach Plus Nymph, led by Catch Cormier

Friday, August 7, 2020

Tying the Slumpbuster

At the last Virtual Tying Tuesday, Bill Morrison led our Zoom session on the Slumpbuster. Here's the video on tying John Barr's outstanding streamer fly.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

August 4th Tying Tuesday - Slumpbuster

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, August 4th

6:00pm    * note time change *
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password. If you need the ID and password, email Bill Morrison.

For our next session, Bill Morrison will lead us in tying the Slumpbuster. Created by John Barr, this fly was intended to mimic a baitfish with materials that look alive in the water.

Materials:
  • hook: streamer hook (3x-4x long) size 8
  • head: medium gold conehead
  • underbody: lead wire .020 gauge
  • ribbing: gold brassie size wire
  • body: gold sparkle braid
  • tail, overbody, collar: crawfish-colored pine squirrel zonker
* We now have a form to request a bag of sample materials (ties 2-3 flies). We will mail to your address on Thursday prior to the meeting. Future tying sessions are included. Materials Request Form

Upcoming sessions:
- August 18 - Chris Johnson's Rio Bandito (aka Mardi Kraw), led by Jim Johnson
- September 1 - TBA, led byTyler Wood
- September 15 - Countach Plus Nymph, led by Catch Cormier

Thursday, July 23, 2020

July 28th Tying Tuesday - Jitterbee reboot

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, July 28th

6:30pm
www.zoom.us (see email for meeting id)

VTT is open to all members of Kisatchie Fly Fishers & Acadiana Fly Rodders. Join the meeting at www.zoom.us using meeting ID and password.

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to do last Tuesday's session on tying the Jitterbee.  So this week, we'll try again.  Larry Offner will lead the session.  Details about this fly are posted below.

* For everyone who has had difficulty connecting to our Zoom sessions, here's what we learned from last Tuesday.  If your phone, tablet or computer does automatic updates, you need to shut down and restart before starting a Zoom session.  Zoom will give you a message that says "userid not valid" or "password not valid" when in fact it's really some change in your operating system or in the Zoom app that was applied *

The Jitterbee was created by Randy Leonpacher of Baton Rouge. This bream fly is most effective in areas where bees and other flying insects congregate and build nests. Larry will share some of his secrets for fishing this fly.

Materials:
  • hook: Eagle Claw Baitholder #080 or #181 size 8 or 10
  • head: 1/8 or 4mm bead, gold or copper
  • body: fine chenille or ultra chenille (vernille)
  • tail: black rubber legs, or black metalflake sili-legs
You will also need a pair of pliers to bend the hook point enough to slide the bead on. Also, if using the #181 hook, there are two very tiny barbs on top the hook that need to be crushed down.

As our usual procedure, the lead tier will first do a walkthough demonstration of the fly that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, attendees can tie or watch and ask questions.  If you did not receive the email with meeting ID and password, please email Bill Morrison prior to the meeting.