December Events with Jay Nicholas at the Caddis Fly Shop
Let’s have some fun and visit and tell some fishing stories. I’ll plan on doing some fly tying demos and answering questions about everything from dory fishing, tackle for salmon, steelhead, trout and saltwater, and books. I’ve been fishing a lot this year and not in the Shop much so this will be nice to visit with people and share stories about the seasons past and future.
I’ll be at the Shop on December 12, 13, 19 & 20 tying flies and showing off some new books I have in the works. The first 4 books scheduled to come out are:
Fly Fishing Book of Revelation: The Ultimate Irreverent Illustrated Fishing Glossary.
Super Flies: The 52 Best for Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, and Cutthroat Flies Since 1962.
Super Flies ~ Color: For Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, and Cutthroat.
Sea Flies: For Salmon, Sea Bass, Lingcod, and Albacore.
I’ll have proof copies of all 4 books at the shop – and I’m still figuring out how to make signed copies available for purchase. All in good time. This is new territory for me and since I’m self-publishing there is a lot to learn
December 12 – Tying winter steelhead tube flies (Friday 10 – 4)
I’ll demonstrate use of the HMH Tube Fly Adaptor, ProSportfisher, and NOR Vise Tube fly tying tools to compose several basic tube flies that would be appropriate to fish this winter for steelhead.
December 13 – Tying flies featured in Super Flies book
These will include flies for trout, steelhead, salmon, and sea-run cutthroat and I will be happy to take requests from folks who have interest in particular flies.
December 19– Tying intruder style winter steelhead flies
I’ll demonstrate use of OPST Intruder Shanks and Senyo’s Intruder Shanks, tying several basic magnum size flies with the key ingredients to bring the grab from winter steelhead.
December 20 – Tying Saltwater flies featured in Sea Flies book
These include flies for Pacific black rockfish, salmon, lingcod, and albacore.
My fly tying skills are rusty at the moment. All of the videos featuring the saltwater flies that have been posted this year were shot in 2012. Since then I have been tying a little of this and a little of that and consequently, my hand-brain connections are very jumbled up because I don’t know if I’ll be tying a size 12 chironomid or a size 4/0 Albacore cast fly. So these demonstration sessions should give added confidence to tyers of all skill levels by seeing me fumble around and do my best as I shift from one pattern to another. We are all learners on the path and we all have moments when we shine and when we struggle with the fly in our vise.
Jay Nicholas December 2, 2014.