Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 7th tying moved to the 14th - Silli Minnow

KFF - AFR clubs joint tying session
Tuesday, July 14th

6:30pm * (see email for meeting id)

* The session for July 7th has been moved to the 14th due to the passing of Catch's mom. Also please note the new time.

We are now mailing out sample materials for the tying session.  If you would like to recieve a sample bag of materials, please email with the subject "Fly Tying Materials" and your name and address - no later than Thursday 3pm before the session.

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

This session, Catch Cormier will lead us in tying the "Silli Minnow", a flyfisher's version of the tube jig. The tube jig was created in 1964 by the legendary Bobby Garland and is one of the most effective crappie and bass lures ever. 

At a flyfishing show in North Carolina in 1999, Catch Cormier watched a tier demonstrate "Gitzit Fly" named after the original tube jig. It was tied on a jighead hook, with standard chenille body, and spinnerbait skirts for the tail.  Catch made a couple improvements to better "match the conventional hatch". He says the Silli Minnow is the best crappie fly he has ever fished, period!

Material list:
  • hook: jighead size 1/80 or 1/64 ounce *
  • thread: your choice
  • tail: Sili Legs or other silicone skirt material
  • body: medium Krystal Flash Chenille
* alternative: 60 degree jig hook with 5/32" tungsten bead

As our usual procedure, the lead tier will first do a walkthough demo that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, we'll do a group tying where attendees can tie (or watch) and ask questions.