Friday, May 22, 2020

May 25th Casting Monday, May 26th Tying Tuesday

Social Distance Casting
Monday, May 25

5:00pm starting
Big Island Field, City Park Alexandria

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.

Roger Breedlove will arrive at 5:00pm. You're welcome to come join at any time starting then or after. He and other club casting gurus will provide assistance to anyone looking to improve their casting, be it beginner or expert. Or come participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, May 26

6:00pm (see email for meeting id)

This week, Jim Johnson will lead us in tying the "Lunch Money", a pattern created by Matt Bennett. Matt grew up in southwest Louisiana, and currently lives in Austin. A professional tier, he's been recognized as one of the top fly designers in the country today, having created numerous patterns for warm, salt and coldwater fishing.

According to Matt, the Lunch Money was created out of need for a bite-sized baitfish streamer for the Texas Hill Country. However, it's been a great bass fly anywhere there is clear water and an abundance of small baitfish.

Here are the materials you will need:
  • #4 Stinger Hook, Gamakatsu B10s or equivalent stinger‐type hook (Sub: #4 or #6 stinger or Standard #4 saltwater hook)
  • 140 denier thread ‐ olive (Sub: black or different size or color)
  • Medium lead dumbell eyes ‐ red (Sub: different color or size)
  • Rabbit fur strip ‐ 1/8" green olive (Sub: different size or color)
  • Senyo laser dub ‐ yellow and olive (Sub: any long fiber dubbing such as EP fibers)
  • Rubber legs ‐ olive/black or any dark leg such as crazy, silli, loco legs (Sub: any rubber leg)
In preparation for tying this pattern, check out Matt's video on Youtube. In the Zoom session, Jim will add his own perspectives on this pattern, so you don't want to miss this!