I have several topics for today’s post. First of all, I’ll be making a presentation to Central Oregon Flyfisher’s Wednesday night (3/16/22). The topic is Selecting Flies from a Fly Tyer’s Perspective. If this sounds interesting, I’ll be sharing my thoughts in next week’s post. In addition, I’ve been tying and teaching flies. I finished two Zoom fly tying classes within the last week or so and thought I’d share one of the flies with you today. One of the flies was my variant of Davie McPhail’s Golden Stone Nymph.

McPhail's Golden Stone Nymph - Variant | www.johnkreft.com

Here is a link to my newest YouTube video on my RiverKeeper Flies channel where I tie the fly.

I also taught the Silvey’s Caddis Pupa. Here they are in tan and olive.

The other two flies were two foam body flies – the Damsel Dry and a Morrish October Caddis

These flies feature a segmented foam body that floats very well. The bodies are easy to make. It just takes a little practice and you’ll be tying them as well in no time! I hope to make another YouTube video in the near future showing how I make the bodies. You can find step-by-step instructions to create the body in my Braided Butt Damsel fly pattern page.

Lastly, here is some proof that indeed, I’ve been busy.

I finished a large fly order the other day totaling 144 flies. I delivered the flies and was pleased to see a very satisfied grin on my customer’s face!

Eric's Flies | www.johnkreft.com

Some of these flies ended up in my own provider box. Whenever I receive fly orders that include some of the flies I regularly fish, I usually tie extra for my own use. As long as I have the materials out, why not?

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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