Friday, June 19, 2020

June 23rd Tying Tuesday

KFF - AFR clubs joint tying session
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Zoom meeting at

Please join us for another installment of Virtual Tying Tuesday. Remember to enter the Zoom meeting ID and password before joining the session.  If you need the id and password, please send an email to Bill Morrison.

This week, Glen 'Catch' Cormier will lead us in tying the "Black Boudreaux", a pattern created by Ray Boudreaux, longtime member of Acadiana Fly Rodders. As Ray tells it, he had just joined AFR and participated in a fishing outing at a local pond. One of the members was having great success catching bream on a small fly.  Ray tried to recreate the fly and in the process, came up with something new and different. Fellow member Bob Boese was so impressed with the fly, he named it after Ray.

The original pattern uses the following materials:
  •     hook: size 14 scud
  •     thread: size 8/0
  •     tail: brown kip tail
  •     body: peacock herl
  •     hackle: dry fly hackle (grizzly or black)
  •     eyes: small black bead chain
Bob's variation of this fly uses brown or black hackle for the tail, and tinsel instead of peacock for the body.  We're going to tie the original, but with hackle for the tail. The reason will be explained during the session.

As our usual procedure, Catch will first do a walkthough demo of the fly that will be recorded for later. After the walkthrough, attendees can tie along with Catch and ask questions. We welcome all members to join in and tie, or simply watch!