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:
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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.
Our next meeting will be at the King County Library in Issaquah on January the 18th 2020. Can you believe it. 2020. Wow!! Remember Y2K…Breakfast is at the Egg and Us, also in Issaquah at 8:00 am. The fly will be the Childers, Kelson version.
I hope everyone had a great time Saturday. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it I had to make a unexpected trip to Spokane for work. Our next meeting will be in Issaquah at the King County Library on Saturday the 14th of December At 9:00 am. I double checked the calendar to make sure I have it correct this time. Breakfast at the Egg and Us at 8:00 am The fly will be the Savannah Hunter (Paul Schmookler) It’s a little different than what I really like but after seeing it In the Presidential fly plate and tied by Harry Lemire. I like the way he made it look. It looks like he used about a 4/0 hook.