Monthly Roundtable and Beginners Fly Tying: September 2017


The September monthly Fly Tying Roundtable will be held on Sep. 20 at 7 p.m. That evening’s program will feature Rick Loose as our guest tyer. We are pleased to have Rick back as the lead tyer providing instruction and guidance on tying the Clouser Crawfish.

Bob Clouser designed his crayfish pattern for Susquehanna River smallmouth bass. Its success in tricking smallmouth has made the Clouser Crayfish a staple in the bass-fishers fly box for many years. However, Rick and many other fly fishers have tie a smaller version and find it a great trout fly. Join us and tie this fly for your trout and bass fishing needs. Please bring 3/0 or 6/0 light tan thread. All other materials will be provided.

The Beginners Fly Tying session will be held on September 18 at 7 p.m. Bill Kulp has offered to and will lead this month’s fly tying session. Bill will provide instruction and guidance on tying an ant. Throughout the summer and especially into the fall, ants like other terrestrials are very prevalent on the water. Fish (especially trout) will gorge themselves on ants, when they are present and you don’t need to “match the hatch” to fish a terrestrial like an ant. Any successful fly fisher needs to have an ant pattern available when the opportunity presents itself.

Both the monthly Roundtable and the Beginners Fly Tying classes meet at  in room 109 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 West Patrick Street, Frederick. Fly tying equipment is always available for use in both of these monthly meetings, for those who do not have their own tying equipment.