Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 9th Tying Tuesday

KFF - AFR clubs joint tying session
Tuesday, June 9, 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, Jim Guillory will lead us in tying the Rusty Sparrow. Created by Kyle Moppert of Baton Rouge, it's a variation of the original Jack Gartside Sparrow.  Jim learned to tie it from Kyle about 12 years ago, and since then, it's been one of his favorite patterns for trout (hook sizes 12-16) and in larger sizes, for bass.

The original fly used feathers all taken from different parts of a pheasant, but did not use weight.  Here is a YouTube of the original Gartside Sparrow. The Rusty Sparrow is also different in that it uses weighted lead to get the fly down deep.

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