As far as we know a fly tying evening is an innovation for the club. It was suggested, somewhat indirectly, by new member George Whortelhock, at the AGM, when he asked if anyone could help him start to tie his own flies. This brought an immediate and enthusiastic response from several members, so it was agreed that our February meeting would be a 'fly tying special'.
It must be said that none of our members claim to be experts at the vice; but mere amateurs who add a little extra to their fly fishing experiences by catching fish using home tied flies. In the event the evening was very enjoyable as can be seen from the following pictures taken by Tony Vallack. Let's hope we can do it again.
|George at the vice - It was his idea|
|Del, Peter and Mark - A picture of concentration|
|Jack and Mike sorting out materials|
|Peter gives it a go, while Linda get tips from Mark|
|Pat shows John how to tie his version the Damsel Fly|