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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Articulated Streamer Class Announcement

Various Means To Articulate Streamers February 4, 2012 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuition $75.00   8 Seat Maximum  $40 deposit secured for a seat through Upcountry Sportfishing.  Act fast, these classes fill quickly.
I know I have been talking about this one for a few weeks now, well here is the particulars now that the date is set in stone. 

To demonstrate through participation how to correctly tie articulated streamers, with emphasis on the various  options one can use to produce more fluid, movement induced streamers that are very enticing to trout.  This is a methodical, slowly approached tying class that will provide the participants with all the means to tie articulated flies, along with the explanation of material behavior and how to properly utilize the materials to produce fish catching flies that are aesthetically pleasing with movement that is unmatched by any single hook imitation.
  1. Show several different styles of articulation points and how to properly construct them.
  2. Explain the pros and cons of each method and where each style is most suitable.
  3. Explain and demonstrate hook choices and reasoning behind the use of certain hooks.
  4. Provide hands on instruction with simultaneous participation throughout all phases of each pattern with an open forum for questions concerning the flies tied. 
Materials To Bring
  1. Vise, bobbin, whip finish, scissors, 6/0 threads in white will suffice for most patterns but olive, black, tan and yellow will be beneficial to bring.
  2. I’ll supply the materials a small compliment for the class including hooks etc.  
The Class is an open classroom, any question of request in relation to the style of flies will be answered to the best of my ability.  Hook choices, materials, etc.  As well as some methods that are particularly effective for flies tied this way. Each participant will also be given at least one of the flies that I tie in the class to use as a model.  Bring a camera too if needed.  Class is for tyers with some experience,  this is not a beginner class and requires  basic tying skills and understanding of how to use materials and tools.  In other words, if you have never tied a fly before, this isn’t the class for you.

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