I'll be Tying, Come See for Yourself
by: David Coulson 2/15/2011
It not much of a secret that Clouser style flies are among my favorite patterns. Tied with bucktail, squirrel tail, and fox tail in a variety of sizes, color, and weightings this simple tie fills numerous boxes. But they are not the only patterns I fish, yarn bodies patterns and a couple variations of woolly buggers/leaches are staples.
I mention this as I will be showing off my tying skills or lack thereof tomorrow night; Wednesday February 16 at the Rocky Mountain Flycastersí Annual Fly Tying Expo in Fort Collins. This fund raising event features numerous other tiers including: Rick Takahashi, Jason Haddix, and Dennis Martin from Angler's Roost; Terry Gibson and Ted Meredith from Bob's Fly Shop; Dave Coulson from Fish Explorer; Connor Murphy from Fossil Ridge High School Fly Fishing Club; Jake Ruthven from Elkhorn Rod & Reel; Caleb Van Wagner from Kirk's Flyshop; Dick Shinton and Mike Kruise from Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop; Guy Turenne from Rocky Mountain Flycasters; Grant Houx and Jin Choi from St Peter's Fly Shop; Jason Goodale from Montanya Fly Company; and Steve Schweitzer, Mark McMillan, Al Ritt, and Eric Ishiwata.
Yes, itís a fund raiser, so there is a $20 admission, but aside from all the great tiers to visit, watch, and learn from, you also get fed a plate of Texas Roadhouse food and a beverage. And thereís more that price includes five raffle tickets. Plus, there is a beginnerís station where you can try your hand at tying. Ah, and did I perchance mention, Iíll be tying streamers, just in case your vision is such you canít see Takahashiís midges. Why, else do you think I tie on size 2 hooks? OK, yes they do catch fish on occasion.
So come on out Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00 at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Now if you canít make the Tying Expo, Iím giving you a second chance to witness me fumbling around a vise. Iím doing a demo for Jax Outdoor Gear, 950 E. Eisenhower in Loveland from 10 to noon. This one is free, that is assuming you can get out of a fishing store with money in your pocket. Either way, I hope to see you at one of these events.
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alanlf5280, CO 2/15/2011 8:01:17 AM
Hey Dave, what day is your tying demo at Jax Outdoor?
David Coulson (Flyrodn), CO 2/15/2011 8:06:56 AM
Oops, guess that's what I get for writing a blog late at night.
This coming Saturday Feb. 19th.
Thanks for catching that.
Coyute, CO 2/15/2011 8:33:25 AM
I dig the sculpin! Any chance I could get a couple of those tied on a 1/16oz jighead? :P I might venture out Saturday to watch you in action. Take care and come on Spring!
David Coulson (Flyrodn), CO 2/15/2011 11:40:54 AM
As much weight as there is in the sculpin, it might already be close to a 1/16 oz head. I'll have to weigh one. Easiest way to come by a couple would be to swipe them from my fly box when I'm not looking. Given the frequency I have to run to shore that shouldn't be too difficult, presuming, of course, you were foolish enough to fish with me.
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