Saturday, June 20, 2020

June 22nd Casting Monday, June 23rd Tying Tuesday

Social Distance Casting
Monday, June 22nd

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

Big Island has lots of space and there is strict adherene to social distancing guidelines.  You're welcome to come join at any time starting at 5pm. Improve on your casting skills with the help of our casting instructors, or participate in the Casting Skills Challenge program and earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition.

Virtual Fly Tying
Tuesday, June 23rd

6:00pm (see email for meeting id)

This week, Glen Cormier will lead us in tying the "Black Boudreaux", a pattern created by Ray Boudreaux of New Iberia, a longtime member of Acadiana Fly Rodders. Ray had just joined AFR and participated in a fishing outing at a local pond. One of the members was having great success catching bream on a small fly.  Ray tried to recreate the fly and in the process, came up with something new and different. Fellow member Bob Boese was so impressed with the fly, he named it after Ray.

The original pattern uses the following materials:
  • hook: size 14 scud
  • thread: size 8/0
  • tail: brown kip tail
  • body: peacock herl
  • hackle: grizzly hackle
  • eyes: small black bead chain
Bob's variation of this fly uses brown or black hackle for the tail, and tinsel instead of peacock for the body.  We're going to tie the original, but with hackle for the tail. The reason will be explained during the session.

As our usual procedure, Catch will first do a walkthough demonstration of the fly that will be recorded for later use. After the walkthrough, attendees can tie or watch and ask questions.

If you did not receive the email from Bill Morrison with the meeting ID and password, please email Bill prior to the meeting.