Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


BT's Zoom On The Fly

  • 17 Jun 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom / FaceBook Streaming

These events are sponsored by BVFF members Al & Gretchen Beatty

Zoom On The Fly – Friday, 17Jun22, 6:00 PM MDT

Demonstrating fly tying at an in-person show is not all that different from showing your prowess at the vise in the digital world. When you get right down to it, in both cases you are showing others how to tie flies. The difference is how you get to the event. In one instance, you travel in the real world via aircraft/vehicle and in the other you travel via broadband on the information superhighway. Navigating via broadband on the information superhighway is what we’ll explore over the next weeks.

Al Beatty will get you started on this new mode of travel by showing you how to use just a single laptop, your fly-tying tools, and the Zoom program to make a simple presentation to a group of people or share fly-tying ideas with a friend. The pattern is not as important as the demonstration method but in case you want the recipe, the fly Al will tie is an Iron Blue Wingless – a Poul Jorgensen wet fly. Here is the recipe:

Iron Blue Wingless

  • Hook: Size 6 – 20, wet or dry
  • Thread: Red (color of choice)
  • Tail: Grizzly or blue due (match the hackle)
  • Hackle: Grizzly or blue due (color of choice)
  • Body: Gray dubbing (color of choice)
  • Head: Red (color of choice)

We have a couple of items for you to complete prior to joining us on the 17th.

  1. We’ll start by suggesting that you check your broadband speed by going to the website and learning what your up and download Mbps are.
  2. Download and review Jerry Coviello’s booklet How to Prepare for an Online Presentation.  It is destined for the FFI Learning Center but hasn’t yet cleared the review process. We thank Jerry for making an advance download copy available to us and those of you attending our Zoom clinics at We’ll be referencing this document so get your free advance copy today.

Please share the link with any friends who may be interested in digital fly tying.

Gretchen & Al Beatty are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BT's Zoom On The Fly – Friday, 17Jun22, 6:00 PM MDT

Time: Jun 17, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 867 0122 1278

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