Boise Valley Fly Fishers
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BT's Fly Tying Fridays

  • 12 Mar 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Meet

Al & Gretchen Beatty's Fly Tying Fridays

Al and Gretchen Beatty of BT's Fly Fishing are hosting Fly Tying Fridays-- a Zoom get-together to watch and learn some new fly tying techniques.  These sessions will be held through March in into April.  See BVFF calendar for these events.

Gretchen will present a great LaFontaine pattern, the Sparkle Pupa and Al will tie a Wonder Wing Caddis (Adult). Both are patterns worthy of a permanent place in your personal fly box(es). They are in the Beattys!

If you've ever had trouble forming the perfect "gas bubble" on a LaFontaine Sparkle Pupa (or any of the other versions), here is the recipe/materials for those of you who would like to tie along with Gretchen. She HAS the process "dialed in!".

Sparkle Pupa

 Hook:  Size 10 to 18, 1x long dry fly or scud hook
 Thread:  Brown
 Sparkle Pupa Bubble:  Clear (or white) Antron fibers
 Body:  Hare’s ear dubbing (color of choice)
 Hackle:  Brown, grizzly, partridge, or color(s) of choice
 Head:  Peacock herl & thread

Here is the recipe/materials for those of you who would like to tie along with Al. This will be the first time we demonstrate this version of the Wonder Wing from our book by the same name.

Wonder Wing Caddis (Adult)
 Hook:   Size 8 to 20, 1x long dry fly
 Thread:  Brown
 Rib:  Tying thread (optional fine copper wire)
 Body:  Hare’s ear dubbing (color of choice)
 Wing:  Pheasant breast feather
 Hackle:  Brown, grizzly (color of choice)
 Optional Head:  Deer hair bullet head or spun/trimmed head

The presentation will be a standard Zoom meeting format and will also be streamed live on Facebook where its recording will remain for 1 week - our Facebook account is Gretchen-Al Beatty. Join us at 6:00 PM (MST) on Friday, 12Mar21. Please adjust for your time zone.

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