Monday, November 12, 2018

November 2018 Meeting

Southern Oregon Fly Tyers
Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM
8401 Old Stage Road, Gold Hill

Traditional Steelhead Flies ties with Ed Hass traditional winging method.  I will tie a Jim Pray Thor (first fly I caught a steelhead on in the Trinity River inCA ).  Then McBear’s Walnut Creek Special ( recently successfully used by Joe Knapick on lower river) and then a McBear’s Purple Walnut Creek Special. 

Hook: TMC 7989 or 7999 size 8-4,
Thread: Uni 8/0 black, 
Tail: Orange dyed Indian hackle,
Wing: Polar Bear Hair or white calf tail,
Body: Red medium chenille,
Hackle: Furnace softhackle, 5 turns,
Head: Black uni thread and 4 coats of varnish.

McBears Walnut Creek Special:
Hook: as above,
Thread: as above,
Tail: Red dyed Indian Hackle,
Wing: as above,
Body: Orange medium chennile,
Hackle: Light brown softhackle, 
Head: uni black thread with 5 coats of head cement.

McBears Purple Walnut Creek Special:
All as above except tail and Hackle are grizzly soft hackle and body is medium purple or claret chennile.

Please also ask the members for a list of tiers they would like to see.  Many members know who the excellent tiers in this are, however being new to the area I don’t know all these people. Just names from members would be a big help ( like who are the OR tiers of the year in southern Oregon. Thanks, Dave McCants