Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Ghillies Fly Shop
3314 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Demo starts at 10:00AM
Larry Jurgens is with Front Range Anglers of Boulder Colorado and will be here to dazel you with his magic. Larry has been tying flies since the early 60's and has probably forgotten more tricks than we will ever know.
Here is a short bio:
I started tying flies in the early 1960’s. I take pleasure in tying and fishing standard patterns! But, I really enjoy tying patterns substituting different materials and techniques to outwit the wily prey. When I do come up with a new and/or changed trout pattern I do my initial testing on the various species of Sunfish. Then depending on the pattern, it is on to the more challenging waters containing Trout.
Per my experience it is harder to catch a large Sunfish when it is NOT on a spawning bed than it is to catch a trout in a swift-moving stream. Large Sunfish will scrutinize a fly with a jaundiced eye before they will partake in the meal! But, remember this is only my opinion.
Larry will tie several of his great patterns such as:
Flex Baetis Nymph V1
Brown & Blue Chironomid V1
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Ok, so I am playing around with a few things with video. I cann't upload some of these bigger videos on blogger so I am trying Vimeo. I don't know why it has the lines on the screen. Maybe I have to pay to get the good stuff! Take a look and see if it is better than the blogger video. More to learn and more to come! Thanks for checking in.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is my first attemp at posting a video. I have some things to work on, but let me know what you think. I just got a new video camera and need to learn how to use it. I am going to use it for all the fly tying demos at Ghillies this winter as well as for all of my fly tying classes.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
3314 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Hook: TMC 2488H or TMC 2499-SPBL #14-20
Bead: Tungsten bead 2mm-2.7mm #14=7/64" (2.7mm) #16=3/32" (2.3mm) #18=5/64" (2mm)
Thread: UTC 70 denier, color to match.
Tail and legs: Hareline India Hen Back, well mottled.
Rib: X-small black UTC ultra wire.
Wingcase: Opal Mirage Tinsel or Lagarten Mini Flat Braid.
Thorax: Dubbing to match or peacock on Red G.B.B.
Epoxy: 5 minute Z-Poxy
Place Bead on hook and tie in tail material. The #16 TMC 2499-SPBL hook is used here. It gives this fly a sweet look, but also increases the cost per each fly.
Dub a thorax making sure you leave a bit of space right behind the bead for the legs. Prepare the legs as shown or simply peel off fibers from the stem. You can place them in one by one or by the method as shown in the photo.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
These are on their way to the shop for you guys to purchase and catch fish on. I haven't been to motivated to crank out many flies lately, but I needed to get moving since it's that time of the year to throw lots of BWOs and midges. I also tied sparkle wing RS2s and Ice Emergers for the shop. Stop by and pick up a few the next time you go out.