Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Hello Happy Fly Chuckers!
Do to the recent developments with the Corona Virus, the decision was made to cancel the rest of the Fly Chucker meeting for the rest of the season. I'm very sad to have to do this but it is best for now.
In case you live under the big rock down by the creek;
 * Great Waters Expo has been Canceled
 * Sowbug in Arkansas has been Canceled
 * FFI is pushing to cancel all FFI sponsored events
 * My Fly Tying classes in Duluth in April have been canceled
 * Northwest Sports Show has been canceled.
I feel Pretty Lucky that we got the HFFA event in a couple weekends ago. A good time was had by all that attended.
I had been working hard on my Dubbing Trays to have enough for the shows, which means I have a bunch available if anyone is interested

Ryan had a couple old Herter's Catalogs for me to look at and I snapped a couple pictures for the 1956 edition.

I also did a Realistic Cricket ("Mead Cricket") that sold in the live auction at HFFA. Thanks Lance for your donation :-)

I hope to do some more posting while we are on lock-down so keep checking back.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Fly's for Passport students at Greatwaters Expo

Hello Happy Fly Chuckers!
We were asked as a group if we would be interested in tying up some panfish fly's for the kids that are learning to fly fish and taking the youth class at the Great Waters Expo. I thought it would be a good cause and be worth our while. So at our next meeting on March 14 (** no meeting March 7th unless you want to travel down to Dubuque Iowa). If you would like to participate and that would be helpful and appreciated, but not required or frowned upon if you don't. Totally your choice. The two flies we talked abut was the Panfish Popper (size 10) and the Wolly Bugger (size 8). I have added links to step-by-step instructions for these two flies. The goal would be a least 60 flies. That would give them at least 2 each (one of each). Last year they had 30 students.
I think the people that asked us will be asking other groups also to get them a good start.
(you are welcome to tie your own variations if you prefer)
(pictures and instruction courtesy of Paul Johnson)
Panfish Popper
Wooly Bugger
If the links don't work or you are having trouble, just email Scott directly and I will send them out to you (