Friday, January 11, 2019

YES WE WILL HAVE A MEETING SATURDAY 1-12-2019

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers
Yes we will have a meeting tomorrow!This is an important meeting announcement for this Saturday (1-12-2019)Deb's dad had surgery today and everything went well and he is resting now. With that good news I will still be in town tomorrow so we will have a meeting> Not sure though if I will do the tie along on the TV. I will have to take care of the dogs in the morning and will head straight to Perkins. I will be tying ZOOM BABY's.

** PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL SATURDAY MORNING THOUGH JUST IN CASE THINGS TURN FOR ANY UPDATES. HOPE TO SEE YOU SATURDAY **
 Address is
Mid-City Precision
7430 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Breakfast
Perkin's Edina (3.1 miles away)
4917 Eden Ave, Edina (just off hwy 100 and W 50th St
Breakfast at 7:30 - 8:30
Meeting 9-11:30

(From my wife Deb) Happy Veteran’s Day to all our Vets!! We will always remember! This is a picture of my dad’s WWII unit, the 208th Field Artillery, Battery C, at the Champs-Elysées in Paris slightly after the liberation of Paris. My dad is in the first row, second from the left. My dad was part of Patton’s 3rd Army, and earned 5 battle stars.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE FOR SATURDAY 1-12-2019

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers
This is an important meeting announcement for this Saturday (1-12-2019)

Deb's dad (age 94) fell and broke his hip. He is having Hip replacement surgery in Atkin tomorrow afternoon (Friday). I my have to cancel last minute. Deb is up with them and I am home for now. I am expecting to be home until Sunday unless I am needed up there. So I will keep you informed as soon as I know more.I plan to meet Saturday for breakfast and Tying at work (see previous email for locations).
If you know someone that is not on the email list please pass this on.
** PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FOR ANY UPDATES. HOPE TO SEE YOU SATURDAY ** 

Saturday tying.
ZOOM BABY
(Big Panfish Bass Fly)
Hook = Mustad 3366-6
Eyes = Medium Bead Chain
Tail = Medium Round Rubber (2" long 4 strands)
Body = Medium Pearl Cactus Chenille ( or Estaz)
This is a simple tie. I was unable to get step by step done because of work, sorry!
I will have plenty of hooks and hooks for sale.
I will have plenty of Rubber and maybe some assorted rubber for sale.
I have only some extra cactus chenille. If you do not have cactus chenille, regular chenille can be used as a substitute (I prefer the cactus though :-)
This is a picture of my Crappie version. (Pink Spanflex for the tail)




Thursday, January 3, 2019

FIRST CHUCKER MEETING OF 2019!!!!!!!

Hello all you Happy Fly Tyers,
Hello all you Happy Fly Chuckers!!! It's Time!!

I got the okay from my boss to have the meetings at my work once again this season.
I hope this works for everyone.

Address is 
Mid-City Precision 
7430 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Breakfast
Perkin's Edina (3.1 miles away)
4917 Eden Ave, Edina (just off hwy 100 and W 50th St
Breakfast at 7:30 - 8:30
Meeting 9-11:30
I surely hope you all can make it!

Thanks
Scott
(612-819-2139)  

** TENTATIVE MEETING SCHEDULE **
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 23  (Feb 15-17 at HFFA)
March 2, 9  (March 15-17 is Greatwaters Expo, March 28-30 is SOWBUG!)



RED RUBBER MONKEY BUTT
Hook = Mustad 3366 size 6
Bead = 1/8” Brite Brass Bead
Thread = 6/0 Black
Tail = Small (Fine) Round Rubber – Red
          3 Strand, cut 1-1/4” long
Butt = Small Chenille – Red or Fl. Red
Rib = Small Holographic Tinsel – Silver
Body = Black Tread (I use Flat Waxed Nylon)
* Coat body with UV Cure Glue (Thin or Medium)
Collar = Soft Webby Hackle – Black (slightly oversized)

I still have a couple packs of size 8 and size 6 all nicely packed by our Minions.
I will also have some Fine Red Rubber packs also.
** Running low on black hackle :-(

Hope to see you all there

Monday, July 9, 2018

2nd Annual BBQ Saturday July 14th

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers

July 14th (Saturday) will be our 2nd Annual Chucker BBQ and Tie Along.
9481 Tyler Street NE, Blaine MN 55434
This is a pot luck event so please let me know if you can come and if you are going to bring something.
I will supply the Burgers, Buns, Onions, Cheese, condiments, plates, plastic silverware, and napkins.
If you would prefer to bring your own grilling item that would be perfect also.

We will again be having the garage setup for tying. This years Tie along will the Jack Popper. I will have all the materials needed so just bring your vise and gear. I might have an extra one laying around if needed.

People are welcome to show up as early as 9. Tying will start at 9:30 - 11:30. Lunch at 12:00. You can stay as long as you want or I kick you out lol. You are welcome to tie anything you want. don't feel you have to tie Jack's Popper. After Lunch (maybe 1'ish and weather permitting) we can have casting challenges setup in the back yard.  

Fly tying room tours are available by special request.
Hope to see you all there and please RSVP.
Thanks
Scott
(you can call or text me at 612-819-2139) (* I will not answer calls while at work but can do text)

(If you notice someone that is not on this list and you want to come please forward this.)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bead Head McGinty



Bead Head McGinty
Hook:     Mustad 3366 size 8 
Thread:  6/0 Black 
Bead:    1/8 Brass Bead
Lead Wire: .010-.015 lead wire (tuck under the bead to fill hole)
Tail:      Red Antron Yarn
Body:    Yellow and Black Medium Chenille
Hackle  Collar:  Yellow Hackle


before and after steaming
step-by-step link

Thursday, May 3, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers
SAVE THE DATE
2ND ANNUAL FLY CHUCKER BBQ AND TIE-ATHON
JULY 14 2018
SCOTT'S HOUSE
9481 TYLER STREET NE
BLAINE, MN, 55426

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Questionnaire time
(copy and past answers to flytierscott@gmail.com or respond to email sent)

1) Do you still want to receive these email updates and notifications?
2) Do you want emails about local events or meetings?
3) Do you want blog update notifications thru email?
4) Do you think you will make the BBQ party (Not a commitment just for initial planning)?
We just finished another year of Chuckery. as most of you know we lost our venue choice at Como Dockside. My boss let us use the lunch room at my work to hold our meetings. While we had good turn out, it wasn't great. So I have some questions relating to this. Please be honest I have thick skin.
5) Did you like the location?
6) Did you like breakfast at Perkins?
7) Was it to far away?
8) If you didn't make a meeting, can I ask why?
      Was it to far away?
      Was it to hard to find?
      Where you just to busy?
      Other comments about location
      (I would really like to know so we can do a better job next year if possible)
* I will through in my two cents now to share: I would rather have had a more central location but this seemed to work well. The people that made the meeting seemed to enjoy it. Sad that more didn't make it. I did prefer Perkins over the high priced Como Dockside (and we had create waitresses that were really helpful!) . In fairness My favorite was still Black Bear's menu, food, Apple Rollover. I want to try to make it better to get more people to the meetings. I am very open to other venues, if someone wants to do the groundwork for contact, and checking it out. Don't just tell me without doing the ground work as my time is limited and I'm not good cold calling.

Thank you to all you Fly Chuckers for making our group a great fly tying and fishing group.
I hope we can make 2018/2019 season even better.

If you have any outing ideas you want to help put together I'm sure others will help and I will pass that information along after I make an event email list based on the information recieved above.

Happy Fishing
Send pictures for the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Scott

Check back soon for step-by-step of my new fly "Flame-Out"
New Fly “FlameOut”.
Designed for Minnesota Crappie and Sunfish.
Hook= B10S 6 (or 3366)
Weight= .030 Lead Wire (or Lead Free)
Thread= Red 6/0
Tail= Red Antron Yarn
Body= White Kraken Dubbing
Collar= Hot Pink Kraken Dubbing
Head= Red Thread
(step by step pictures on my facebook page)

Friday, April 6, 2018

LAST FLY CHUCKER MEETING OF THE YEAR *MAYBE

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers
Fly Chucker Meeting this Saturday. (see location and times below)
7:30-8:40 at Perkins in Edina (off of 50th and 100)
9:00-11 or so we are now meeting at my work (for February)
7430 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 (Mid-City Precision)  

Back from Sowbug.
140 tiers this year. Weather was great. Company was great. Sowbug was great!
Hope next year more Chuckers can make it down.
Maybe we can rent a bus and all go together LOL
** Note: next year Sowbug is March 28, 29,30 (mark your calendars)

Greatwaters Expo was a very good this year. We had 20 tables of tyers and they where full most of the time. I hope you all got to come and enjoy. 
GREAT WATERS EXPO 2018 (Friday)
GREATWATERS EXPO 2018 (Saturday)
SOWBUG 2018