I will be tying flies at the Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo in Sandy, UT on April 12 and 13. I will be demonstrating six flies during three of the show’s sessions, eighteen overall. Here’s my schedule:
Friday Morning: Spring Flies for the Livingston, Montana Area
I’ll be covering the dries, nymphs, and streamers I’m using right now and will be using through mid-June on the Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Spring Creeks, and area private lakes. Flies will include the Extended Body Girdle Bug, Kreelex, Floss Worm, Peacock Clacka Caddis, Black Scleech, and Olive BLM Nymph.
Friday Afternoon: Attractor and Terrestrial Dry Flies for the Yellowstone River, Boulder River, and Yellowstone Park
From early July through August, between 50% and 90% of the fish my clients catch come on dry flies, with the precise percentage depending on where we’re fishing and whether we’re trying for a bunch of average-sized trout or a couple of big ones. The flies I’ll be tying in this session are: Synth Double Wing, Olive Synth Stimmy, Pink Bob Hopper, Centered Parachute Bicolor Ant, and Pink Caddis Cripple
Saturday Afternoon: Top Fall Flies for the Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Park
Dries and nymphs for targeting numbers of trout in September and early October on the Yellowstone River will be covered, as well as nymphs for targeting pre-spawn brown trout in Yellowstone Park and the rainbows that follow them in October and early November. The flies I plan to tie are the Purple Hazy Cripple, Brindle Cripple, Peach Big Bob Hopper, Bead Hare & Copper, Y2K Egg, and Red Gussied Lightning Bug.