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Speaker Meeting – Todd Schotts
August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Todd Schotts of Grizzly Flies, will be speaking on late season terrestrials.
Late Season Terrestrials, what are they? They are certain terrestrial patterns that are abundant from the dog days of August into September, October, and continue into early November. In this presentation I will go over these specific insects and how to look for them; what type of conditions they thrive in and conditions they don’t; techniques for rigging your gear; and the best way to fish them. I will go through various fly patterns and help you figure out how to tie them to best represent all those bugs. There will be hand-outs to take home, and a surprise after the power point presentation.
Todd A. Schotts is production/custom tyer from Southeastern Michigan. He grew up on the west side of the state in Twin Lake, attended Holton High School, Ferris State, and served in the Marine Corps before moving to southeast Michigan. He is a member of the Huron River Fishing Association and the Michigan Fly Fishing Club. During his tenure at the MFFC he contributed “Fly of the Month” articles for over 7 years, and was a contributing author since 2005. He currently Chairs the Guest Tyers for the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo and volunteers for various club functions, including the member, youth public and Boy Scout schools. Todd owns and operates a production fly tying company “Grizzly Flies by Schottsie” that he started more than 18 years ago and is the founder of “Michigan Bobbin Slingers (a fly tyers) page on Facebook that is dedicated to the art and craft of Fly Tying. His videos include “live” fly tying on various Facebook pages, Steelhead 419, Michigan Bobbin Slingers (fly tyers), and soon he will be a contributor for the Steelhead Manifesto. Some of his 43 plus original patterns have appeared in various publications. In 2015, two of his patterns were featured in articles in “Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine” and in 2017 a box of his original flies appeared in “Fly Fusion Magazine in the segment End of the Line.” His passion is creating new amazing flies, being a Bass Bum, and chasing Panfish in ponds & lakes; Trout in headwaters of small streams; and Michigan famed Steelhead.