Category Archives: Fly Tying Workshops

Technique Workshop 18/12/14 – upright wings, posting and parachute hackles

Fly Tying Technique Workshop

Thursday December 18th at 8pm

Patterns and materials for next workshop – come and join us!

Upright wings, posting and parachute hackles

Frank will demo posting and parachute hackles to help you tie emerger patterns. He will also cover other materials for dry fly wings building on from last month’s workshop.

Materials

  • Size 12 hooks
  • Antron wool
  • Dry fly hackles
  • Dry fly dubbing
  • Mallard breast feathers
  • Natural grey squirrel tail
  • Thread, vice, tools etc

Example One – Grey Wulff – example of bundled fibre hair wingGrey wulff (600x400)

Grey Wulff – Step One

Grey – Wulff – Step Two

Example Two – mallard feather bundled fibre wing

Bundled fibre wing

 

Bundled fibre wing

Example ThreeKlinkhammer

Parachute hackle & post (600x400)

Klinkhammer – Step One

Klinkhammer – Step Two

Technique Workshop 20/11/14 – feather slip wings

Fly Tying Technique Workshop

Thursday November 20th at 8pm

Patterns and materials for next workshop – come and join us!

Technical workshop – Feather Slip Wings

Frank will demo a basic wet fly, a dry fly and a method of no hackle wings

Materials

  • Mallard or teal primary feathers
  • Light weight hooks
  • Vice and tools

Wing style for a no hackle dun

Winged dry fly 2 (600x400)

 

Dry fly wings as first tied in prior to lifting and separating

Winged dry fly (600x400)

 

Standard wet fly wing

Winged wet fly (600x400)

Fly Tying Workshop 16/10/14 – hopper, spinning deer hair

Patterns and materials for the next fly tying workshop

Hopper

Hopper

  • Hook  Wet fly size 10
  • Thread  Black
  • Body  Claret or ginger dubbing
  • Legs  Pheasant tail fibres knotted
  • Hackle  Claret or ginger

Step One

Step Two

Spinning, stacking and shaping deer hair

Members to bring a piece of deer pelt and hook along

Fly Tying Workshop 18/09/14

Patterns and materials for the next fly tying workshop

Badger and gold lure

Badger & Gold lure (600x400)

  • Hook  Size 8 or 10 longshank
  • Body  Flat gold tinsel
  • Rib  Oval gold tinsel
  • Wing  Two natural badger cock hackles back to back
  • Hackle  Dyed orange cock wound as a collar

 Large Klinkhammer

Large Klinkhammer (600x400)

  • Hook  Size 10 or 12 curved shank or Partridge Klinkhammer
  • Post  Coloured antron wool
  • Body Rabbit fur or similar
  • Thorax  Dark rabbit or dyed dubbing brown or black
  • Hackle   Natural cock hackle to suit pattern

 Damsel nymph  

Olive Damsel Nymph (600x400)

  • Hook  Size 10 weighted with lead wire
  • Tail  Olive marabou
  • Tag and rib  Fluorescent green floss
  • Body  Olive marabou fibres dubbed on to the thread and wound
  • Hackle  Partridge dyed green
  • Eyes  Black plastic boillie stops

New Fly Tying Season Starts

New Fly Tying Season Starts

Thursday September 4th at 8pm at our new venue the Cygnet club (12 Swan Bank, Congleton,  CW12 1AH)

Dates for 2014/15

  • 4/9/2014 – Introductory fly tying workshop
  • 18/9/2014 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 2/10/2014 – Guest Speaker – Paul Proctor
  • 16/10/2014 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 30/10/2014 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 6/11/2014 – Guest Speaker – Malcolm Greenhalgh
  • 20/11/2014 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 4/12/2014 – Guest Speaker – Steve Cooper
  • 18/12/2014 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 8/1/2015 – Guest Speaker – TBA
  • 22/1/2015 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 5/2/2015 – Guest Speaker – TBA
  • 19/2/2015 – Competition Patterns Workshop
  • 5/3/2015 – Fly Tying Workshop
  • 19/3/2015 – Fly Tying Competition
  • 2/4/2015 – AGM
  • 7/5/2015 – Meeting
  • 4/6/2015 – Meeting

Beginner patterns and techniques

  • Buzzer – basic tying on/off and thread control
  • Spider – collar hackle
  • F fly – dubbing
  • Pheasant tail nymph – feather fibre body, ribbing
  • Balloon caddis – deer hair
  • Hairwing patterns
  • Tying paired feather slip wings
  • Traditional dry fly patterns

Advanced patterns and techniques

  • Spinning deer hair, muddlers, caddis fly patterns
  • CDC techniques
  • Emerger patterns, posting, parachute hackle
  • Salmon flies, tube flies
  • Sea bass patterns

New members and beginners very welcome at any time during the year

Patterns for 2014/15 programme

Beginner patterns and techniques

  • Buzzer – basic tying on/off and thread control
  • Spider – collar hackle
  • F fly – dubbing
  • Pheasant tail nymph – feather fibre body, ribbing
  • Balloon caddis – deer hair
  • Hairwing patterns
  • Tying paired feather slip wings
  • Traditional dry fly patterns

Advanced patterns and techniques

  • Spinning deer hair, muddlers, caddis fly patterns
  • CDC techniques
  • Emerger patterns, posting, parachute hackle
  • Salmon flies, tube flies
  • Sea bass patterns