Tyers below is the meeting link and pattern Mark will be tying on the 23rd of this month at 9:00am Pacific time. Please tie along if you can. Also it is time for dues ($40.00) if you have not paid already please send a check to Steve Brocco his address is
36515 SE 56th Street
Fall City, Wa.
You can also use PayPal if you prefer using Megan Brocco’s account, see below.
Thanks and see you in a couple of weeks.
Please forward this meeting invite to the membership. We will be tying the Benchill. This was an “alternate fly” to a blacker style fly that we were tying in 2018, but I think this is a good “warm up” fly for the 2021 – 2022 Guild Season
Here is a photo of an antique Benchill and the recipe.
TAG: Gold tinsel
TAIL: A GP topping and pheasant breast feather
BUTT: Black Ostrich Herl
BODY: Orange, Scarlet, Claret, and pale blue seal. The photo shows yellow, orange/ red, and blue. Which I see often
RIBS: Flat silver tinsel and silver lace
THROAT: Pale blue
UNDERWING: GP Tippets back to back
WING: Peacock,scarlet and blue dyed turkey, golden phesant, and bustard . Topping over
CHEEKS: Speckled gallina with Jungle cock over them
Alberto Calzolari will be our guest tyer for our meeting on May 8th at 9:00am Pacific time. He will be tying CDC flies and using the Petitjean methods.
Our February meeting will be on the 13th at 9:00am. Hunter will be the demo tyer and he will be tying the McIntyre. See below. Hopefully everyone participating in the meeting can tie along and if Hunter has any special tricks he can take a little extra time to explain so nothing is missed by anyone. I will get the Teams link out as we get closer to the date.
The pattern for our January meeting will be the Thunder and Lightning. A wonderful Irish fly. It looks easy but it’s not. Nothing but bronze mallard over the wing.
Thunder & Lightning
Hook: Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet, blind eye 4/0
Tip: X-fine oval silver tinsel
Tag: Golden yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest with Indian crow sub as veiling
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Rib: Medium oval silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Hackle: Fiery brown from second wrap of the rib
Throat: Jay (blue dyed guinea fowl substituted)
Wings: Married strips of yellow scarlet and blue dyed turkey tail: speckled bustard and golden pheasant tail with bronze mallard as roofing
Horns: Blue and gold macaw
Head: Black ostrich herl and black thread
Thunder and Lightning
Normally our December meeting is filled with good eats, Linda’s Cookies and pastries and many other good treats from members. This December won’t be the same as far as that goes. On the flip side we are rewarded with members new and old that can participate virtually. I look forward to this December’s meeting and hope to see all of you. Linda’s fly that she will demonstrate is below. This will be a great learning opportunity that you won’t want to miss. December 12th is the date. 9:00 am Pacific time. I will get the teams link out later this month. Don’t forget to pay your dues if you haven’t already paid.
I picked a fly to tie for the December meeting- the Gladswood. It is in the big Classic Salmon Fly Compendium by Carne/Grewcock. A forgotten Malloch pattern, known only from catalogues and salesmen’s frames.
I will do the variation like in the photo, using yellow for the tag, gold body tinsel instead of silver and red throat hackle. It is fairly simple, but bold and Christmas looking 🙂
The recipe and photo are below.
The September 2020 Meeting will be virtual on September 26, 2020 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. It will be hosted via Microsoft Teams:
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 949-522-5848 United States, Irvine (Toll)
Conference ID: 510 667 128#
This is a great opportunity to make a meeting even if you live far away.
The fly will be the Irish Duke as described in the Hardy’s Salmon Flies book. The fly photoed looks like it has a Grizzly hackle tip in the wing as a side instead of guinea for those who might want to change it up.
I apologize for waiting so long to do this. I did not want to give in. I wish the best for everyone and hope you are all surviving extremely strange times. Unfortunately our April meeting is cancelled for obvious reasons. I will push this meeting to May if things are normal enough by then. We’ll see…. Chins up! The auction will be pushed to next year no matter what.
Our next meeting will be at the King County Library in Issaquah on April 18th at 9:00 am Breakfast is at the Egg and Us, also in Issaquah at 8.00 am. The fly will be the Irish Duke as described in the Hardy’s Salmon Flies book. The fly photoed looks like it has a Grizzly hackle tip in the wing as a side instead of guinea for those who might want to change it up. I Promise I won’t tell. Don’t forget we will be doing the auction also so bring your auction items. Judy has donated To auction a nice Pete Ericsson 13’ 7/8 wt 4 piece two handed rod (looks brand new) and some nice fishing bags. Thank you Judy. See you all in a couple of weeks.
Our next meeting will be at the King County Library in Issaquah on March 7th at 9:00 am Breakfast is at the Egg and Us, also in Issaquah at 8.00 am. The fly will be the Baker As described in the Hardy’s Salmon Flies book. Also thanks for the turnout last Saturday it was great to see so many tying. It was a lot of fun and I hope everyone learned some things. See you in a couple of weeks.
Our next meeting will be at the King County Library in Issaquah on February 15th at 9:00 am Breakfast is at the Egg and Us, also in Issaquah at 8.00 am. The fly will be the Pitcroy Fancy. Also I talked about having an auction next month but I would like to push it until April so everyone has time to gather some things that they would like to donate. It can be something you don’t use or some flies.