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May 2022 Meeting

The date for our May meeting will be May 14th at 9:00am at the Fall city fire hall. Next Saturdays meeting will be the test to see how the virtual part will work out. Breakfast will be at the Raging River Cafe in Fall city at 8:00 for those interested. The pattern will be the Corbett as found in the Hardy Salmon Flies book. Also Dennis Dokken has sent me some materials that he is wanting to sell so I will have that at the May meeting also. There are a couple of Wood duck skins Several different pheasant skins including Silver, Peacock, and Tragopan along with many other items. Dennis has everything priced and will be available by phone to answer any questions. For those that will not be attending in person I will get the Teams link out for the meeting in another email.

April 2022 Meeting

We are able to meet in person at the Fall City fire hall for this meeting. The date will be April 30th at 9:00am. The Virtual part of it is questionable due to internet service but an effort will be made using cellular. Breakfast will be at the Raging River Cafe in Fall city at 8:00 for those interested. The pattern will be The Lion from Mike Radencich’s book Classic Salmon Fly Patterns as tied by Glenn. It will be great to see everyone.
 
 

February 2022 Meeting

I hope everyone finished the Black Jay. I took a brush to my wing because my wing fibers were not staying married together in one section. Now It looks much better and I will try and temp a fish with it to think the same. Our next meeting will be February 19th at 9:00am. The pattern will be the Delfur Fancy. It is another fishy looking fly in my opinion and I have a few in my fly box that I have fished. Hope to see you in a few weeks. 
 
 
 

December 2021 Meeting

For the December meeting as requested by Mark and Don we will tie a fly that is reflective of the season: This is “King Christmas” a freestyle fly that appeared in a Dick Talleur 1992 calendar. The meeting will be at 9:00am on the 11th. Also attached is the Teams link. I hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving. 

Tip and Tag: Silver oval and gold silk
Tail: A topping and kingfisher 
Butt: Red wool
Body: 1/3 silver floss, 2/3 red floss
Ribs: flat silver and silver twist
Hackle – White
Throat – Grizzly or Guinea dyed red
Underwing – Amherst tippets
Wing – red, yellow, green, white, bustard with peacock over and a topping.
Side – summer duck
Cheek – Jungle Cock
Head – red 

November 2021 Meeting

Tyers –

Our meeting for November will be the 20th at 9:00 am    

We will be all tying together, rather than having someone present.  We will be tying The Queen of Spring: Please get your dues paid to Steve or Megan ($40.00) if you haven’t already. 

Steve Brocco
36515 SE 56th Street
Fall City, Wa. 
98024

You can also use PayPal if you prefer using Megan Brocco’s account, see below. 

brocco.megan@gmail.com

Tag:  Silver twist and canary silk
Tail:  A topping and summer duck
Butt:  Black ostrich herl
Ribs:  Gold lace and silver tinsel
Body:  Silver tinsel and black silk in equal sections. 
Throat: Jay
Main Wing: Tippet, Amherst pheasant and golden pheasant tail, grey mallard, swan dyed canary, red and light blue, mallard above and two toppings over all.
Sides:  Jungle Cock
Cheeks:  Blue chatterer
Horns: Blue macaw

Radencich’s Classic Salmon Fly Patterns has an excellent example of the Queen of Spring tied by Byron.  I could not take a picture from the book that would do Byron’s work justice. 

Here is another example from the web

October 2021 Meeting

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. 
98024

You can also use PayPal if you prefer using Megan Brocco’s account, see below. 

brocco.megan@gmail.com

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 

February 2021 Meeting

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.

 

January 2021 Meeting

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

Thunder and Lightning

December 2020 Meeting – Virtual

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.
Dareld.

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.

Thanks!
– Linda