Project Healing Waters – Frederick Program (July 2020 Update)

By Andrew Frutiger

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In our fourth installment of online fly tying seminars, Colin Flournoy led our veterans through and incredibly effective and easy to tie egg pattern. The pattern only requires yellow and orange GloBug yarn, thread, and a hook, and is great for most streams in the area and beyond whether you are fishing for monster salmon or our local trout.

The only recommendation is to make sure your egg pattern is based on the size of the fish that will be laying them. The recommended method for fishing this pattern is on a stream (speed doesn’t matter) and bouncing the egg about six inches off of the bottom using a split shot tied below the fly.

After tying the pattern, it was more education with Larry Forte and Don Fine. Larry walked the veterans through a practical guide to fly lines, leaders, tippet, and how to put them together (18 – 20 inches of tippet in addition to 9ft leader). Don finished the event with his dozen “must have flies.”

If you have any questions or would like to participate in any of our upcoming fly tying sessions at Fort Detrick, please reach out to me at any time at or go to our Facebook page at Project Healing Waters – Frederick Chapter.