Activities Meeting – Tie Along With Peter Albertson
April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
My name is Peter Albertson, a.k.a. Al Peterson. I joined the Club some time in the mid-eighties, as the story goes the same night as Al Haxton, but who actually knows. The Club has allowed me to enjoy being involved with a variety of service opportunities, most of which I have greatly appreciated. Shorty after I joined our Club, I thought it appropriate for me to start fly fishing, so I when to Kmart and got all the stuff I would need, which I have since come to understand was not totally accurate. While I enjoy the fishing, for me, the Club has morphed into enjoying the people first, places second, and once in a while, I am lucky enough to find a fish on the line. I only tie to be with the people who are understand my lack of skill and are willing to share their time, expertise…and…materials.
Note: As a special remembrance of “5 Dollar Joe,” I will donate “5 Bucks” to our Club in Joe’s name…for each Club member who stays on line until my last fly is tied…he spent years sharing his expertise with me…I should have listened…
Flies which I will be tying, name and recipes:
Hook: 16-20 dry fly…or what you have…
Thread: Black 8/0 +-
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Grizzly, palmered…or something leaning towards dark.
Hook: 2XL Steamer
Weight: Nontoxic “lead wire”
Rib: Gold flat tinsel…or silver…or embossed…+-
Body: Black wood…or similar chenille
Wing: White or whiteish hackle
Throat: Red or yellow hackle, tied sparse
Hook: 200R 6-16…use what you have…larger the better at first.
Thread: Fluorescent fire orange
Tail: Light elk, flared wide
Rib: Fine gold wire
Abdomen: bright yellow, orange, green Antron
palmered with badger or ginger hackle
Wing: Light elk, flared wide and tall
Hackle: Grizzly, 3-5 turns thru thorax
Thorax: Amber or same as the abdomen +-
- From book: Classic Michigan Flies, 16 Legendary Patterns, Jon Osborn, Copyright 2013 by Jon Osborn
- * From book: Tying Dry Flies, Revised Edition, Randall Kaufmann, Copyright 1991, Randall Kaufmann, Revised Edition, copyright 1995.