Royal Wulff, Mickey Finn, Partridge, Orange; Elk Hair Caddis, Hyatt Caddis, Goddard Caddis; Woolly Worm, Woolly Bugger, & Montana Stone. 90 min.
Program 101: Royal Wulff, Mickey Finn, Partridge & Orange
The premier show features three classic flies: a dry (Royal Wulff); a wet (the Partridge & Orange); and a streamer (the Mickey Finn). These flies have proven themselves to be effective in all parts of the country, and each has a rich tradition with fly fishers everywhere. What could be more appropriate for the first show of the series Fly Tying: The Angler's Art?
Program 102: Elk Hair Caddis, Hyatt Caddis, Goddard Caddis
Caddis are among the most widely distributed of all aquatic insects and are often of considerably more significance to anglers than either mayflies or stoneflies. In this show, we'll look at three caddis dry flies--something old, something new, and something borrowed. The very popular Elk Hair Caddis is extremely effective and popular with those who know about it. Our borrowed pattern comes to us from John Goddard of the British Isles, thus appropriately named the Goddard Caddis. The Goddard Caddis is equally effective on both sides of the Atlantic.
Program 103: Wooly Worm, Black Wooly Bugger, Montana Stone
This show features three extremely effective flies. The Wooly Worm wet fly is an old classic which is so simple to tie that it is often the first fly demonstrated to novice tiers. Despite its simplicity, the Wooly Worm and its variations are effective everywhere there are trout, panfish, bass or almost anything else that can be caught on a fly. One of its variations, the Wooly Bugger, has probably accounted for more large trout than any other pattern in existence. Our third fly, the Montana Stone, is a classic stonefly tie that, despite its name, is effective anywhere there are large stoneflies.