So ........amid all of the holiday craziness It just occurred to me That we might want to pick a Thursday night that isn't the day after new years day. This time of year can be hectic for everyone and I think it a wise idea to reconvene when the holidays are really behind us. So we will push this Thursday to next Thursday January 9, 2020. Next week it is game on ! From all of us here at Lakestream we wish you a very safe and very happy new year.
A happy happy new year to all and everyone. I'm excited and I hope you guys are too. A new year to me means new experiences, and a new opportunity to improve on things you did last year. It also stirs the thought of personal bests getting measured streamside. Yea.... its getting pretty ...... chilly out but don't let that stop you from getting after it. This time of the year and pretty much throughout the winter vortex the name of the game is pink, deep and slow. So for this Thursday's gathering I would like to put a fly on the menu that has worked very well for me in all of the above. The "Pink Lucifer." This little guy has become a serious confidence bug when the weather turns cold and I hope it does the same for you !
You Will Need :
- your favorite scud hook size 12-16
- Ice dub in pink
- Size small -BR copper wire in red
- Flashabou (preferably in silver)
- Angora goat or Pseudo seal dub in pink
- Pink tungsten beads (these should be applicable to the size hook you wish to use )
So there it is guys and gals. This is a really fun pattern to tie and can really be effective on those cold days on the river. Doors open at 6 and we'll tie until they're done.
Well ladies and gentlemen it would appear that the day we are all waiting for is upon us and closing fast ............ Christmas !!!! The craziness in town is at full tilt and this wave is getting ready to break. So for this week, guys and gals. lets take a Christmas break and focus on the people we love and a time of the year that only comes around once a year. Thursday Night Fly Tying will resume on January 2nd in a brand spanking new year. That's all there is folks . I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a very happy new year ! we will see you all in 2020.
Well, Last Thursday we got it done. Super fun times tying up some really cool techy dry flies with great folks. Someone even got to tie they're first fly ! So Since we tied some for the surface game I figured this week we should get something going on the subsurface side of things. And so what might you ask is on the docket for this Thursday .......... SOFT HACKLES ! Everyone loves soft hackles and I mean everyone, and if you don't we will make a believer out of you ! Soft hackles are tremendous players on our rivers and can be an absolute dead ringer when things get a little........off. These flies are straight to the point and fun to tie. I think our flagship for this evening is going to be the soft hackle pheasant tail. The pheasant tail nymph needs no intro and in soft hackle form it is deadly. Now the pheasant tail soft hackle is whats on the table for the evening but if they'res a nasty little variant you'd like to spin up bring it on ! For the pheasant tail soft hackle you will need...
1. You're favorite standard nymph hook
2. Uni Thread in 6/0 or Veevus 10/0-8/0
3. Small or BR copper wire
4. pheasant tail ( go figure )
5. peacock herl
6. gold or brass bead ( this is optional )
So there it is guys and gals. Soft hackle pheasant tails for this Thursday Doors are ajar @ 6:00 and we will tie until they're done !
Thursday night is just around the corner. We had a lot of fun at our first session and now its time to kick things into gear ! I always think its kind of fun .... and a little heartbreaking to start the early sessions of our Thursday tying flies we probably wont see for another couple months. So in keeping with tradition we've got the Blue Winged Olive on the table for our first featured bug. In particular The Davie Mcphail Sparse CDC Dun. This a sexy little pattern of which I've had some luck with. Very straightforward and easy to fill the fly box. You will need:
1. UNI thread 8/0 in olive or Veevus D25 in 10/0
2. Your favorite Standard/Standard dryfly hook in size 14 to 22
3. CDL, (in grey) or grizzly saddle hacke
4. Goose biot in olive or light olive
5. CDC in olive, light olive or grey
6. Olive micro fine dry fly dubbing
This is a killer pattern to have in your arsenal especially for picky eaters ! Come on down and lets get some tied up. doors open at 6 and we will tie until they're done. Oh yea, and here is the vid on this sweet fly if you feel like making a couple runs at it.
Its Christmas time and your first photo is the reel case ?????? If you tell me that as soon as you hear the word "Christmas" you don't see a gorgeous machined aluminum masterpiece......... you are lying...... plain and simple. Or maybe your the "sexy new rod" type. Bonefish and Tarpon have been burning a hole in your mind and Christmas is the perfect excuse to pull the trigger on that new 8 or 10 wt. Either way this is a truly awesome time of the year, and Christmas stroll adds to that awesomeness.
I have to be honest. I look forward to it every year. Great food, Great friends and Great beverages all around. And of course great deals ! 20 % off store wide! This year I am proud to announce we've got some tasty treats from Ed McGrew's BBQ as well. And if Thats not enough to get the gears turning, With a purchase of a new Fly Rod You'll also be treated to a free rack of Ribs courtesy of The BBQ master himself.
This is an awesome time to come in and find the perfect gift for your favorite "fisher" person. We are stacked high on brand new Cold weather apparel from Simms, Some sweet new vises form Griffin, Regal and Renzetti And killer new rods from Scott, Winston, and Orvis. So please stop on by tomorrow, grab some food, a beverage of your choice and lets kick off the Christmas season right ! Doors open at 6 !
Many, Many people have been asking me about the return of our beloved Thursday night fly tying. And I am proud to announce that it is that time of year ! Thursday Night Fly tying will kick off this Thursday Dec 5 at our normal meet time of 6 PM. All are welcome at our little shindig. First time fly tyers and those who've been doing it forever. Come on down. There will be great company great laughs and many new great ideas floating around for future bugs. On this first session I want to keep things open to the tyer. Come in and tie your favorite pattern for the 2019 season (seeing as how we will be parting ways in the very near future). This first Thursday , anything goes ! Dries, nymphs, streamers bring it on. I've got a few I'd love to share. So night number one is up to you for what you tie. but our future sessions are going to be much more specific with a featured pattern, material recipes etc. Take this one to brain storm with your most productive bugs and if this is your first time at the bench, please ask as many questions as you want. Our regulars are outstanding tyers and great teachers ! So there it is guys and gals. Thursday night, doors open at 6 and we will tie until they're done !