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This Saturday we are having the beginners' fly tying. Rick looks like the coordinator and mentioned quite a few flies tonight. I would like to use this thread to exchange information, coordinate and prepare for the event. What are we tying? What should we bring with us (volunteer instructors)? What are the hours? I assume we are at the Queen Mary Park location. What is the format again. I am sorry if I am the only one who needs the information, tonight I was busy with the presentation.

Florin

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Quite a few? I named 6 flies. We may not have time to do all of them, and that's usually the case. We'll be tying-

San Juan Worm (with Ultra Chenille)

Anti-Static Chironomid (sorry Michael, I thought this would be more interesting than an Ice Cream Cone)

Flashback PTN (with peacock herl, you're welcome Florin)

Adams variant (simplified wing)

Chernobyl Ant

CDC Caddis

 

Starts at 9am at Queen Mary Park. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by format; I'll be up front with the projector, volunteers at the tables assisting 1 or 2 students. I prefer the volunteers bringing their own tools, so the beginners see a variety. All materials will be provided.

 

Any questions?

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Thanks, Rick. Quite a few, indeed because it is a beginners' class. The Adams and the CDC I would like to learn myself. I have never tied with CDC and all my dry fly fishing is pretty much limited to deer hair flies (Elk Hair Caddis, Mikulak Sedge, Madam X, Stimulators, etc). OK, I will bring my whole setup and we can start by presenting our own tools and tricks as a prelude to tying. I like that. If these are genuine rank beginners, we also need some thread and tool handling instruction, vise adjustments, etc. Some of the "advanced" tricks may as well be taught at the very start. By format, I simply meant if you had a game plan, timetable, etc. We tie, then lunch break and coffee, then we tie some more? It would be nice to know, because then I could do a Kelly Kettle demo as well. The forecast says nice weather, so fire outside sounds tempting to me. One last question, how many students and how many instructors do we have?

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I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to see the program beforehand, but all the stuff you mentioned, and more, will be covered. We start out by covering the basic tools, then a succinct (hopefully) discussion of materials, and the first fly we tye, the SJW, is primarily to teach thread control. I don't know about "advanced", but I do believe in teaching the best tricks I know, from the beginning. I look forward to learning some of yours.

We usually take two coffee breaks, morning and afternoon, and an hour (hopefully) for lunch. Time is always precious at this workshop, and we usually go long if we do all 6 flies. I think the flyer said it was supposed to end at 4, and I would like to start packing up no later than 5. How bad do you want to tye the CDCC, and how long will your demo take? :) Are you talking BBQ?

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Thanks Rick,

I might not have any tricks you have not seen already, but I'll try. I am talking Kelly Kettle, you'll see tomorrow, I guess you had to go home early on Wednesday...My demo will be the length of the coffee break, no more. You can teach the CDC at a regular meeting if we do not have time tomorrow. No pressure, less is more if it is done well.

Florin

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