I’m back at the vise this week, tying flies for customer orders. I ended up with a customer wait list because my tying slowed down during the summer and fall months as we enjoyed our fly fishing road trips. I should be current by the end of the week.
Before I get too far on this week’s post, I wanted to mention the Zoom fly tying class I’ll be teaching this week on Thursday, 1/13. I’ll be tying two flies using CDC feathers, the IOBO Humpy and a Green Drake CDC Loop Wing Emerger.
Central Oregon Fly Tyer’s Guild’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 13, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 844 9976 2497 Passcode: 365061
I recently finished tying two dozen EP Baitfish streamers.
These size 2/0 flies are headed to Baja to catch rooster fish, dorado, and perhaps a few other species. They’ve worked for my customer Jeff, and he gave a fly or two to his fishing partner who ordered a couple dozen of his own. Look closely in the fish’s mouth…yup, it’s my fly!
The latest streamer is tied with EP Fibers rather than using hackle for the tail. I’ll be publishing a YouTube video soon on my RiverKeeper Flies channel with tying directions. I’m not sure how many people will watch it. It’s mostly for my benefit to remember how I tied the flies in case I tie more in the future.
In the middle of that order, I needed to tie a fly for last week’s Throw Back Thursday. I selected another streamer, the Double Bunny.
The last order I received in mid-December was for a few steelhead flies. I’m working on those now and hope to complete the order in the next day or two. Here are a few Shewey’s Spawning Purple steelhead flies.
Looking back at these flies, I smile at the size differences…2/0 streamer…18 Improved Sparkle Dun…4 Double Bunny…1.5 Shewey’s Spawning Purple…16 IOBO Humpy.
If you’ve ordered flies from me in the past, I suggest thinking about ordering flies in the near future. Once June and July get here, I plan to be on the road again and I won’t be able to fill orders.
Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!