Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 18 fly tying - Estaz Charlie

Our next fly tying session will take place on Tuesday, November 18, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. The public is invited.

The pattern this month will be the Estaz Charlie. Bob Nauheim's Crazy Charlie is one of the most effective saltwater flies ever created. In the early 90s, Kyle Moppert and Mike LaFleur each created separate versions of this pattern utilizing estaz for the body (in lieu of transparent ribbing) to give it greater flash and appeal to specks and reds.  The popular version used today uses craft fur in the wing instead of kip tail.  This is a great wintertime pattern!

Bring your tools if you have some, materials will be provided.  For those without tools, the club has 3 sets of tools for use only during tying sessions.  See ya there!