Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fly Tying Class and Mark McMillan Tying Demo 01/29 & 01/30

South Platte Patterns, Part 1
This weeks tying class will cover tying flies for the South Platte River system. There are so many option out there and in this class, you will tie 4 of the most effective patterns for the entire drainage. Flies tied will be the RS2 Sparkle Wing, PMD Ice Emerger, X-Caddis and the 180 degree Trico. This is the first in a two part class that will cover S. Platte patterns. The 2nd class on 02/12 will cover additional must have patterns.
This class is on Friday, January 29th from 6:30-8:30pm. Class limited to 6 students. HD Video projection on an HDTV will aid in watching step by step. Call Gary at Ghillies Fly Shop to sign up. Cost is $25.00. All materials will be provided.

Mark McMillan, a tyer from Ft. Collins, Colorado will be down to tie some of his favorite flies for freshwater and warmwater on this Saturday, January 30th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Mark is well know in the Denver-Ft. Collins tying circles as “Syntheticman” because he has the knack of going into a Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby and coming out with tons of materials to tie flies. Here is a short bio:
Mark has been fly fishing for nearly 40 years and fly tying since the late 1970’s.  A self taught tier, he has become known for his inventive use and incorporation of common and not-so-common materials into flies of his own design.  He has been a demonstration tier and instructor at various fly shops, conclaves, Trout Unlimited fund raisers, and fly fishing and tying shows in Colorado and the west since 2003.  His patterns are effective fishing flies for trout, bass, wiper, and carp, and his strong interest in carp fishing has led him to build a shallow water carp fishing boat – complete with poling platform – for pursuing his beloved “golden bones”. 

Mark has been guiding walk-wade, float tube and pack horse trout fishing trips, and teaching casting and fly tying classes since 2000.  He is a member of the Whiting Farms and Vosseler pro teams, and often jokes that he is a pro staff member with Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Dollar Tree.  He has several fly patterns in “Modern Midges”, and his patterns are available through Black’s Flies and Wetfly.Net."

 Please stop in and show your support for our visiting tiers.
Ghillies Fly Shop

Colorado Springs, CO



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