"Fly Tying"
Welcome to the fun world of creating and
perfecting flies for fishing or display.
There in nothing that replaces the thrill of setting the hook on a beautiful fish especially if you have
correctly read the water, made the cast and presented the fly correctly. Imagine the added thrill when
you created the fly that made that fish move and strike, Nothing like it!

Our club has a long history of tying flies as a group while helping others learn and expand their
enjoyment for the art that is fly fishing.  
The Club sponsors a night of fly tying and instruction
every month at 6 PM on the 3rd Wednesday.
We meet in the Conference room at the Salinas
Airport.  The club provides all the material necessary to tie our "Fly of the Month"   
All levels of skill
and experience are welcome!
If you are a novice and have always wondered about tying feathers
and fur to a hook, don't hesitate to come by - we have the equipment and experienced members who
will be happy to get you started in this interesting hobby. Please join us!

We will be updating this section of the web site periodically to include tying tips as well as selecting
the flies for the year. If there is a fly you would like to tie, email Bill Pshide
He will be glad to substitute a fly if interest is shown
Scroll to the bottom of this page to find "
tips of the month"
Flies for 2018
January -Soft Hackle Fly

February -Zug Bug

March - Midnight Cowboy

April -
Copper John
By John Barr
THE COPPER JOHN went through several design changes over a
period of about three years beginning in 1993. The early patterns caught
fish, but I didn't’ consider it finished until 1996. At first I only tied the fly in
natural copper. The original copper-colored fly now shared space in my
fly box with Copper Johns tied in red, green, chartreuse, silver, wine,
zebra (black and silver), black, blue, and hot pink.

May - Biot Body Midge Pupa
Biots are the tough, interlocking barbs on the leading edge of a bird's
first flight feather. Many tiers are familiar with using biots as split tails
(many stonefly nymph imitations) or as downwings (Prince Nymph), but
fewer people take advantage of the wonderful properties of biots for
body material. Biot bodies are tough, slender, and have a wonderful,
natural-looking segmentation. Because biots change in width and
thickness from tip to butt, biot bodies tend to be naturally tapered. Also,
the little ridges in a biot body tend to trap air bubbles as the fly enters the
water, causing it to take on a natural sparkle. Figure to the right shows
three different types of flies tied with biot bodies: clockwise from the top,
a biot BWO, a biot "pheasant tail," and a biot midge pupa.

June - Stimulator
he Stimulator fly was originally developed by Randall Kaufmann to
imitate a stonefly adult.  But that is not the only insect the Stimulator flies
can  imitate, it can be seen as a grasshopper, caddis or even large
drake mayflies! It is also a great dry fly for fishing a dropper underneath -
during summer we see Stimulators with Buzzers suspended below, the
Stimulator looks like a caddis or sedge. The bushy profile and deer hair
make the Stimulator a highly buoyant fly.

July- N/A (Muddy River BBQ)

A combo soft hackle, combo meaning that designs from Rick Takahashi
and “Pop” from “Let it Fly “in Pagosa Springs, CO influenced the final
tie…This one will get a work out on the East Walker and Lower Owens..

September- Kings River Caddis

October- Rabbit Stip Leech

FLY TYING in Nov and DEC -No Fly tying
Here is a "Monthly Fly Tying Tip" for the fly tying section:

Gather as much reference information as possible about hatches, baits, fish,
tying techniques, materials, fly design, and fishing. Books, videos, fly-fishing
shows, lessons, on-the-water experience, and observing other tiers are all
excellent ways of increasing your knowledge. Knowledge is the key to
becoming an accomplished fly designer and tier.

Read more:
(courtesy of Fly-Tying Tips, by Dick Stewart).
After each class
I will post instructions on tying
so you can practice at home.
Just click on the picture For an
video or the Fly Name for the