Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dirty Rat, Dry Damsel, Midge Pupa, Skinny George
LeRoy ties a Dirty Rat, a fly that is easy to make in a variety of sizes. It's a parachute fly which uses LeRoy's favorite material, peacock herl. The simple and realistic Dry Damsel fly Carolyn ties, she says is sure to make the fish "really go for it!" LeRoy then takes a shot at the Midge Pupa and uses an ostrich herl to represent gills. Carolyn wraps up the show by tying the episode bonus, Skinny George. It's a sparse fly that uses marabou and olive dubbing to create its sleek look.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Nonepapa Smurf, Don Juan Wannabe, Olive Willy
LeRoy ties one of his own fly patterns, the Papa Smurf. The fly is named after a beard he once sported. LeRoy gives tips on how to make the materials for this fly all combine nicely into one another. Carolyn tackles the Don Juan Wannabe which is a spin-off of the San Juan Worm. The Don Juan Wannabe fly adds tinsel and a tail to give it extra "flash" and set it apart from the San Juan. LeRoy demonstrates the late-season Olive Willy fly which uses a red glass bead that is "most efficient on bright days."
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Undertaker, Shewey's Spawning Purple, Copper Top
If you fish for steelhead, this is the episode for you! LeRoy talks Carolyn through the Undertaker, a multicolored fly with a complex design and tinsel wrap. Then LeRoy demonstrates how to tie a Shewey's Spawning Purple fly using silver tinsel. He stresses that one should use a full feather with a stem to aid in casting and durability. To wrap things up, LeRoy ties a Copper Top with a short tail and a copper wire body. LeRoy says he's "done well with it".
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Moose Turd, Shoestring Stone, Black Gordon
"I don't name 'em, I just tie 'em", LeRoy says of the Moose Turd fly he ties with a flared deer-hair body. He shows us how to properly cut the belly of the fly so it floats "just right" with a flat underside. Carolyn ties the Shoestring Stone fly made from an actual shoestring before LeRoy finishes the program by tying an original pattern of the Black Gordon fly. LeRoy ties in a little piece of silver tinsel to "give a little extra weight".